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Critical thinking about the uses of research

Hope, Tim & Walters, Reece (2008) Critical thinking about the uses of research. Evidence Based Research. Centre for Crime and Justice Studies, London.

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Abstract

One of the promises of New Labour was that government policy would be grounded in 'evidence based research'. In recent years some academics have come to question whether the government has delivered on this promise. Professors Reece Walters and Tim Hope offer two contributions to this debate, arguing that rather than the 'evidence base', it is political considerations that govern the commissioning, production and dissemination of Home Office research. As the first monograph in our 'Evidence based policy series' Critical thinking about the uses of research carries a thought provoking set of arguments.

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ID Code: 49622
Item Type: Book
Additional Information: This document is not available in hard copy format
Keywords: evidence based research, criminology, public policy, Home Office, Crime Reduction Programme
ISBN: 9780954890361
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY (160000) > CRIMINOLOGY (160200)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Law
Copyright Owner: 2008 Centre for Crime and Justice Studies
Deposited On: 05 Jun 2012 09:10
Last Modified: 18 Aug 2014 11:59

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