The Policing & Security Research Program at the Institute for Social Science Research (ISSR) is a world leader in promoting evidence-based policing.

The program leader, Professor Lorraine Mazerolle, is Editor-in-Chief of the flagship journal - Journal of Experimental Criminology - that publishes the results of experiments and systematic reviews.

The program builds relationships with other scholars working in evidence-based policing and police agencies nationally and internationally to develop policies and practices that improve the effectiveness of policing.

Journal of Experimental Criminology

The Journal of Experimental Criminology (JOEX) focuses on high quality experimental and quasi-experimental research in the development of evidence based crime and justice policy. It is the official publication of the American Society of Criminology’s Division of Experimental Criminology.

The journal is committed to:

  • Advancing the science of systematic reviews and experimental methods in criminology and criminal justice.
  • Encourages submissions from scholars in the broad array of scientific disciplines that are concerned with crime and justice problems.

We encourage contributions of empirical papers on experimental and quasi-experimental studies, systematic reviews on substantive criminal justice problems, and methodological papers on experimentation and systematic review.


Members of the Australia & New Zealand Society of Evidence Based Policing (ANZSEBP) can subscribe to the journal at a discounted rate ($49.50).

To subscribe and pay for subscription, click here.

Not a member of ANZSEBP? Click here to see if you are eligible.

Division of Experimental Criminology

The Division of Experimental Criminology (DEC) is one of eight divisions in the American Society of Criminology. The DEC seeks to promote and improve the use and development of experimental evidence and methods in the advancement of criminological theory and evidence-based crime policy.

Professor Lorraine Mazerolle was the elected Chair of the Division for 2014–2015.

Click here to join the American Society of Criminology.

Australia & New Zealand Society for Evidence Based Policing

The Australia & New Zealand Society of Evidence Based Policing (ANZSEBP) was formed in April 2013 in Brisbane, Australia.

The ANZSEBP is a police practitioner-led Society established with the mission to develop, disseminate and advocate for police to use scientific research (“the evidence”) to guide best practice in all aspects of policing.

The ANZSEBP Chairperson serves on the Executive Board of the British Society of Evidence Based Policing, ensuring that the ANZSEBP works cooperatively with an international group of police to advance evidence-based policing.

The Society comprises both full members (current, serving police officers in Australia and New Zealand) and honorary members including police staff members (non-sworn), research professionals and others who aim to make evidence based approaches part of everyday policing in Australia and New Zealand.

Click here to join the SEBP


The Policing and Security team run a series of Evidence-Based Masterclasses which focus on:

  • Building productive partnerships between police and researchers, the mechanics of experimental evaluations (including randomized controlled trial [RCT] design, case flow, randomization, and validity).
  • Demonstrating how to select potential RCT-worthy initiatives, operational considerations, including funding, and legal/ethical considerations.

For more information, contact Lorraine Mazerolle, l.mazerolle@uq.edu.au

For more information about other courses conducted by the Institute contact, the Education Program Coordinator: mfsas@uq.edu.au, 07 3346 9686 or visit http://www.issr.uq.edu.au/mfsas

The Campbell Collaboration (C2)

The Campbell Collaboration is a volun­tary, non-profit, international research network that produces and disseminates systematic reviews of the effects of interventions in the social and behavioural sciences. Its mission is to enhance the evidence basis so that policymakers, practitioners, and service recipients are better equip­ped to make informed decisions. This can improve people’s lives, by improving the quality of public and private services. C2 summarize research in four inter-linked research fields: crime and justice, education, international development and social welfare.

The Crime and Justice Coordinating Group (CCJG) prepares and disseminates systematic reviews of high-quality research on methods to reduce crime and delinquency and improve the quality of justice.

The systematic reviews report on the effects of interventions, that:

  • Aimed at the prevention, treatment or control of crime or delinquenc.
  • Designed to improve the criminal justice system, including those relevant to forensics, police, courts, prison, probation, etc
  • Within both civil and criminal law

To access Campbell Collaboration systematic reviews, click here


Annual Australia & New Zealand Society of Evidence Based Policing (SEBP) Conference

The 2016 Annual SEBP Conference is being held in Manly at the Australian Institute of Police Management (AIPM) on Wednesday 20th and Thursday 21st April 2016.

Conference registration is $600 for 2 days and includes

- All day tea and coffee/ morning and afternoon tea

- Buffet Lunch

- Dinner on Wednesday night.

Accommodation is available at AIPM and costs $200 per night.

You can register to attend the annual conference and book accommodation at AIPM by clicking here.

To find out more information, the 2016 conference agenda can be found here.

For further information on registration and accommodation at AIPM, please contact

Adele Somerville
Email: a.somerville@uq.edu.au
Tel: +61 7 3365 3472
Mobile: + 61 438 758 083


Ms Adele Somerville (Research Assistant)

Email: a.somerville@uq.edu.au

Tel: +61 7 3365 3472
Mobile: + 61 438 758 083