Nominations Opens

1 June 2019

Recipient Notifications

1 September 2019

Distinguished Police Scientist Award

This annual award recognizes a member of the ANZSEBP who is an innovative law enforcement practitioner who is central to the implementation of a high quality program of work that advances Evidence Based Policing in their agency. These leaders of evidence- based policing not only help make high-quality police scholarship possible but also advance significant reforms in policing by utilizing science in their decision making.

  • Nominees must be or have been a member of a law enforcement agency, either as a sworn officer or civilian employee; and
  • Nominees must have been central to the implementation of a documented  rigorous scientific evaluation in  their affiliated agency. Such evaluations can be conducted for various interventions, policies, or practices and include a wide variety of outcomes (i.e., crime reduction, improvement in citizen satisfaction, reduction of fear, improvements in police legitimacy, etc.); and
  • Nominees must show a record of incorporating and translating evidence-based practices in their agency. These practices may include implementing strategies that have been shown to be effective in reducing and preventing crime or using practices supported by research that address fear of crime, police legitimacy, internal accountability, and other law enforcement concerns. Such a record of practice might also include greater incorporation of science and scientific processes in decision making or training.

Selection decisions are made by the ANZSEBP Management Committee.

The Award winner will receive: free registration at the annual SEBP conference, a speaking role at the SEBP conference, an award plaque, free subscription to the Journal of Experimental Criminology for one year, and a published interview about his/her accomplishments to appear in Police Science.

To nominate for this award please complete the
Distinguished Police Scientist award nomination form and submit here.

Outstanding Police Experiment Award

This award recognizes a single research project that contributes significantly to policing science. To be eligible a study must have been conducted within the last five years.

  • Nominees can be individuals or teams.
  • The study must be an impact evaluation that assesses the effectiveness of a policing intervention.
  • A policing intervention is defined as some kind of a strategy, technique, approach, activity, campaign, training,directive, or  funding/organisational change that involves police in some way (other agencies or organisations can be involved). Police involvement is broadly defined as police initiation, development or leadership where police deliver or implement the intervention or where police are recipients of the intervention. We will also consider interventions that are related, focused or targeted to police practices.
  • The project must use randomised experimental (e.g., RCTs) and quasi-experimental evaluation designs with a valid comparison group that does not receive the intervention. We will accept designs where the comparison group receives ‘business-as-usual’ policing, no intervention or an alternative intervention (treatment-treatment designs) and quasi-experiments that control the assignment of cases to treatment and control groups (regression discontinuity), match the characteristics of the treatment and control groups (matched control), statistically account for differences between the treatment and control groups (designs using multiple regression analysis), or provide a difference-in-difference analysis (parallel cohorts  with  pre-test and post-test  measures).Single group designs will not be considered. The following designs will be considered:

– Randomized Controlled Trials

– Meta-analyses

– Cross-over designs

– Regression discontinuity designs

– Designs using multivariate controls (e.g., multiple regression)

– Matched control group designs with or without pre-intervention baseline measures (propensity or statistically matched)

– Unmatched control group designs with pre-post intervention measures which allow for difference-in-difference analysis

– Short interrupted time-series designs with control group (less than 25 pre- and 25 post-intervention observations)

– Long interrupted time-series designs with or without a control group (≥25 pre- and post-intervention observations)

– Unmatched  control  group  designs  without  pre-intervention measures where the control group has face validity

– Raw unadjusted correlational designs where the variation in the level of the intervention is compared to the variation in the level of the outcome

– Treatment-treatment designs

Selection decisions are made by the SEBP Executive Committee.

The Award winner (or winning team) will receive: free registration at the annual SEBP conference, a speaking role at the SEBP conference, an award plaque, free subscription to the Journal of Experimental Criminology for one year, an invitation to publish the project results in Police Science.

To nominate for this award please complete the

Outstanding Police Experiment award nomination form and submit here.