How collaboration between police, academia can support research, evidence-based change: Editorial


In a recent editorial for The Conversation, N Zoe Hilton (University of Toronto) and Sandy Jung (MacEwan University) highlight how police-academic partnerships could contribute to better policies, stronger access to critical data, and meaningful knowledge mobilization. Hilton and Jung discuss how police-academic collaborations could help to address issues such as coercive control”a factor related to intimate partner violence”and outline the advantages these partnerships bring to both sides. For example, police could benefit from the independent research and knowledge provided by academic institutions on the matter, while academics would have improved access to up-to-date data sets provided by the police. They conclude that “collaboration is the essence of knowledge mobilization” and will be fundamental to the success of anti-coercive control efforts.

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