My goal is to demonstrate the value of evidence-informed law through an examination of its influence upon issues that have been central to recent discussions about the police. The first advantage of evidence-informed law is that it draws upon social science theories to suggest possible alternatives to traditional legal frameworks. The second advantage is that through social science research the value of such alternative frameworks can be validated or falsified. Hence, when legal frameworks are implemented their consequences are known.
Date of Authorship for this Version
Tyler, Tom, "CAN THE POLICE ENHANCE THEIR POPULAR LEGITIMACY THROUGH THEIR CONDUCT?: USING EMPIRICAL RESEARCH TO INFORM LAW" (2017). Faculty Scholarship Series. 5312.