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What Works?: A systematic overview of recently published meta evaluations / synthesis studies within the knowledge domains of Situational Crime Preven

Working Paper Jaap de Waard1, October 2017 The Hague: Ministry of Security and Justice, Law Enforcement Department, Unit for General Crime Policy 'A systematic review is the Rolls Royce of research.' - David Farrington, April 2010 “Well, obviously there is a political context to almost everything that we do. Ministers want to be seen to be taking action and sometimes any action is better than no action … There are often political commitments that lead you in directions that the evidence doesn’t necessarily strongly support.” (anonymous n.d.)