Policy Research Networks


Evidence-Based Policing Network 

Translating Policing Research into Practice

The Evidence-based Policing (EBP) Network, housed within the Center for Criminology & Public Policy, India, seeks to make scientific research a key component in decisions about policing policy and practice. EBP Network carries out this mission by conducting rigorous evaluation of policing strategies through researcher-practitioner collaboration and by facilitating the use and translation of research into daily practice of police agencies.

The core aims of the Evidence-Based Policing Network are to:

  • prevent crime and improve citizen trust and confidence in the police;
  • advance theory, knowledge and practice in policing through rigorous research and evaluation;
  • facilitate dialogue and build partnerships among scholars, practitioners, policy makers, and students interested in policing;
  • foster opportunities for practical engagement with policy implementation;
  • advance understanding and appreciation of the contemporary policing research in India and wider international environment.

To achieve these aims, the Network will engage in activities that include:

  • organizing and hosting conferences, seminars, policy round-tables;
  • disseminate information through its newsletter and scholarly publications;
  • analysis of policing strategies;
  • collection of evidences on successful policing interventions;
  • suggestion policy frameworks for specific challenges faced by law enforcement agencies in India;
  • responding to policy consultations.

The Committee:

Chair: Dr. Hanif Qureshi, IPS

Vice-Chair: Vacant 

Steering Committee: Prof. Arvind Verma (Head), Roachin Chandraa (Coordinator)

Key Reads on Evidence-Based Policing:



Women & Crime Network 

Promoting Women’s Safety and Right to Justice Research

The Women and Crime Network under the Center for Criminology & Public Policy is committed advancing research on women offenders and how they are formally processed by the criminal justice system, women victims and the obstacles they face in accessing justice, women working in the criminal justice profession, and increasing the capacity of policy-agencies to use research findings in addressing the issues linked to women, crime & justice. This network highlights research that documents and demonstrates the profoundly gendered nature of crime and responses to crime.

The specific aims of the Women & Crime Network are to:

  • to promote rigorous intervention research on preventing and responding to crimes of violence against women and girls;
  • to facilitate dialogue and build partnerships among scholars, practitioners, policy makers, and students interested in women, crime & justice;
  • to foster practical opportunities for linking women’s safety and right to justice research into policy-making;
  • to help change the conversation about women, crime and justice by engaging the public, media and policy-makers with evidence-based contributions to the debate.

The Committee:

Deputy-Chair: Vacant 

Steering Committee: Roachin Chandraa (Head), Mrs. Ekta Viiveck Verma

Key Reads on Evidence-Based Strategies for the Prevention of and Responses to Violence Against Women: