JDiBrief is an online library of one-page briefing notes about crime and security problems, and analytical techniques that can be applied to understand them better. Written by experts in their field for practitioners, policy-makers and researchers, these briefs present examples of, and recommendations for, effective practice.
There is increasing recognition that decision-making in the policing and security industries – both tactical and strategic – should be rooted in knowledge, rather than opinion. With expectations on these organisations to do ‘more with less’ to reduce crime and mitigate security threats, there is a pressing need for research-informed evidence on crime, policing and security issues to be made accessible and understandable to practitioners. JDiBrief has been created to respond to this need. Our briefing notes summarise the latest research findings on crime, policing and security issues so that practitioners have bite-size knowledge guides at their fingertips.