What Works Centre evaluation


The What Works Centre for Crime Reduction was supported in the first three years by a consortium of universities, and its broad aims were to embed the best available evidence in crime reduction decision-making, enhancing the UK's capacity to develop and apply evidence-based approaches in this field.

The progress of the Centre was subject to a three year independent evaluation carried out by the Institute of Criminal Policy Research at Birkbeck University. 

Phases one and two of the evaluation noted some of our achievements as the:

In addition, the Police Knowledge Fund has been a key mechanism for bringing together police and academic researchers and the shift to degree level education is of major significance. 

You can now read the full evaluation by downloading the final report via the link at the bottom of this page.  

For any further information, please contact College What Works at whatworks@college.pnn.police.uk