NIJ Publication: Evidence-Based Policing in 45 Small Bytes

A new publication from the National Institute of Justice (NIJ), this guidebook offers a practical framework for understanding Evidence-Based Policing (EBP). The framework is presented in 45 small “bytes” – a number which illustrates the broad function of policing in a society which expects a lot from its police agencies.     

The guidebook covers topics such as gauging external and internal conditions; assessing performance; identifying and analyzing problems; and evaluating practices and testing alternatives. The guidebook emphasizes which data, analysis and research capabilities police agencies should have and explains why those capabilities are important, along with examples.

A copy of the guidebook can be downloaded at