Policing in the Global South:
Evidence and Resources
Much of the current debate around policing focuses on evidence from studies in North America and Europe. Given the importance of context for the field of policing, members of the EGAP network, as part of the Crime Reduction and Police Accountability Priority Theme, have put together the following resource website to gather evidence on policing based in the Global South in order to guide decision-making.
Latest news and resources
Areas of Evidence
What does the evidence say regarding the impact of community-based policing strategies implemented in the Global South?
Hot spots and place-based policing
How has the implementation of hot spots and place-based policing impacted crime in the Global South?
What are the effects of police body-worn cameras on the use of excessive force in the Global South?
Gender and policing
What is the impact of gender inclusivity in policing in the Global South?
Read other studies looking at a variety of aspects related to policing in the Global South.
Our approach to research
EGAP members conduct research designed to assess the causal impact of governance innovations. Researchers use a variety of methods including randomized controlled trials (RCTs) and natural experiments to justify causal claims. Many members complement these research designs with qualitative, descriptive, and other observational methods.