Present but not prevalent: identifying the organizational correlates of researcher-practitioner partnerships in U.S. Law Enforcement

Jeff Rojek, John A. Shjarback, John Andrew Hansen, Geoffrey P. Alpert

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Abstract

Federal funding streams, the International Association of Chiefs of Police, and policing executives and scholars alike have advocated for more researcher-practitioner partnerships in American law enforcement. While a few studies have explored the growth and prevalence of research partnerships in policing, less attention has been placed on the organizational correlates of such collaborative relationships. Using a nationally representative sample of US law enforcement agencies, the current study investigated participation in what we term ‘rigorous partnerships’–more formal, long-term relationships between researchers and practitioners with increased opportunity for interactive knowledge exchange. Policy implications and directions for future research are discussed, with a specific focus on the barriers and impediments that both parties face for successful collaborative efforts and research translation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)552-566
Number of pages15
JournalPolice Practice and Research
Volume20
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 2 2019

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • Law

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