Evidence and Policy Networks: the UK debate about sex offender community notification

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    Abstract

    This article explores the role and use of evidence by actors involved in the policy debate on sex offender community notification in the summer of 2000. It examines what was considered as evidence, how it was used and by which actors. It highlights the wide and fluid nature of evidence and the rapidity with which it can infuse policy debates. Although evidence was used strategically and tactically by most actors, the policy debate was well informed. Overall, the relationship between evidence and policy that emerges is a far cry from the 'two communities' view of evidence providers and evidence users.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)187-207
    Number of pages21
    JournalEvidence & Policy
    Volume4
    Issue number2
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - May 2008

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