Discovery Projects - Grant ID: DP140100219 [ 2014-01-01 - 2016-07-30 ]

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Researchers: Dr Caitlin Hughes (Chief Investigator) ,  Prof Alison Ritter (Chief Investigator) ,  Prof Robert Hoppe (Partner Investigator)

Brief description The science-policy interface in policy theories: a comparative case study of street-level policing for illicit drugs. This project will analyse two prominent policy process theories by their application to illicit drugs policing case studies, this having never previously been done. The project aims to assess the scientific merit of the two competing policy process theories; examine their applicability to policing; and study the ways in which each theory can account for the interface between science and policy. The project will create new knowledge in relation to the scientific merit of the theories, and the role of science in police policy formation. This new knowledge will assist those working at the interface between science and policy to enhance policy analysis and policy influence in this strongly contested domain.

Funding Amount $105,000

Funding Scheme Discovery Projects

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