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Our Publications

The Police Foundation has a long history of research on policing, and publishes the results of its research as an information service. Since its inception in 1970, the foundation has stressed the importance of helping to create a new body of knowledge about policing. The quality and quantity of its research reports have helped make the Police Foundation a catalyst for change in American policing.

Interactive Publication List

The interactive publication list is the newest way to interact with the Police Foundation’s extensive digital library. This interactive table allows you to organize publication by characteristics such as author, title, and topic areas.

Five Things Series

A list of articles published by the Police Foundation and the National Institute of Justice describing the five things law enforcement officials should know. 

Ideas in American Policing Series

The Ideas in American Policing series presents commentary and insight from leading criminologists on issues of interest to practitioners, scholars, and policy makers.

From the Archive

In an effort to ensure that research conducted by the Police Foundation reaches the broadest possible audience we are undertaking a new imitative to digitize our historical reports.

Randomized Experiments

Randomized experiments have a long history at the Police Foundation. Click here to read Dr. David Weisburd’s reflections on the Police Foundation’s substantial contribution to the field of experimental police research.

Publication Order Form

Some publications are currently only available in hardcopy. This list provides details of documents that are available for order.

Crime Mapping & Analysis News

The Police Foundation is bringing back Crime Mapping & Analysis News. This is a renewal of the popular newsletter that started in the late 1990’s, that helped to shape the standards for how police strategically engage mapping and crime analysis methods.

We encourage the use of Police Foundation publications for academic, policy, and non-commercial purposes. Visit our copyright page to learn more about publication usage.