Research investigates factors that are related to accuracy during criminal investigations

Police officers are asked to complete a survey that examines how police make judgments during a criminal investigation

By Jean Cabell

RENO, Nev. — Researchers at the University of Nevada, Reno are recruiting U.S. sworn police officers to examine how police make judgments during a criminal investigation. Police who complete this study are eligible to enter a raffle to win one of 45 $20 Amazon gift cards.

Researchers are hoping to answer the following question with this study: What factors are related to the accuracy of police judgments during a criminal investigation?

This IRB-approved study takes about 10-15 minutes to complete. It measures officers’ attitudes and perceptions of case factors. Results will be used to recommend training protocols. The researchers plan to share results broadly, such as at professional conferences, and hope findings can inform future police training.

Participation is optional and anonymous. Police can participate by clicking below or copying and pasting the URL into their browser:

Your information for the raffle will not be linked to your responses. All responses are confidential. If you would like to enter the raffle, you will be asked to provide your preferred email address on a separate survey after completing the study.

Email Jean Cabell with any questions about the study.

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