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Present but not Prevalent: Identifying the Organizational Correlates of Researcher-Practitioner Partnerships in U.S. Law Enforcement

NCJ Number
Police Practice and Research Volume: 20 Issue: 6 Dated: 2019 Pages: 552-566
Date Published
15 pages
Using a nationally representative sample of U.S. law enforcement agencies, this study examined participation in what is called "'rigorous partnerships," which the authors define as "more formal, long-term relationships between researchers and practitioners with increased opportunity for interactive knowledge exchange."

Federal funding streams, the International Association of Chiefs of Police, and policing executives and scholars have advocated for more researcher-practitioner partnerships in American law enforcement. Although a few studies have explored the growth and prevalence of research partnerships in policing, less attention has been given to the organizational correlates of such collaborative relationships. The current study discusses policy implications and directions for future research, focusing on the barriers and impediments that both researchers and practitioners face in their efforts to develop effective collaborative efforts and research translation. (publisher abstract modified)

Date Published: January 1, 2019