In this paper, the authors discuss the importance of replication and reproduction studies to building an evidence base in policing research. This evidence base, they note, is important to the task of informing sound policy and practice in policing and in relation to community safety efforts more generally. Despite the recognized value of such work, a scoping analysis of peer-reviewed Canadian policing research published over the past 10 years reveals that very few researchers engage in research aimed at replicating other studies. Potential remedies are suggested in the paper’s conclusion.

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Keywords Methodology, Policing, Replication, Reproduction, Research
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Journal Canadian Journal of Criminology and Criminal Justice
Huey, L. (Laura), & Bennell, C. (2017). Replication and reproduction in Canadian policing research: A note. Canadian Journal of Criminology and Criminal Justice, 59(1), 123–138. doi:10.3138/cjccj.2016.E09