Public confidence & police visibility: a systematic review

  This project will entail a systematic literature review of police methods in visible policing to establish the current evidence base in relation to how these affect public confidence. This review will represent the first stage of programme of work investigating visible policing in Scotland. The focus for this project emerges from ongoing collaborations between the researchers and Police Scotland from within the Research and Operational Review Group (REORG), the Stop and Search Strategic Group (SSSG), the National Violence Prevention Board (NVPB) and conversations with the chair of the Public Confidence Steering Committee. The findings from the literature review will be used to provide guidance on current operational practice in visible policing to enhance public confidence as well as lay the groundwork for a larger study of effectiveness in visible policing methods.

  • Start Date:

    1 September 2017

  • End Date:

    31 January 2018

  • Activity Type:

    Research

  • Funder:

    Scottish Institute for Policing Research

  • Value:

    £7223

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