Police Scotland and the Scottish Police Authority commissioned a series of evidence reviews from the Scottish Institute for Policing Research which have helped inform the development of the 2026 strategy. Written by an international group of leading policing scholars and practitioners, the reviews bring together the best research evidence from the last 30 years on key topics, including prevention, performance and partnership working. Each review combined important insights into what good practice looks like with concrete suggestions for how policing in Scotland can use this evidence to ensure that they are at the cutting edge of policy and practice.
FYFE, N.R., LAYCOCK, G., KOPER, C.S., LUM, C., O'NEILL, M., STANKO, B., HENRY, A. and BROOKES, S. 2017. Policing 2026 evidence review. Edinburgh: SIPR [online]. Available from: https://tinyurl.com/ycku8nf5