During my Master in Investigative Psychology the focus was very much on the link between science and practice. Since then I started focusing on this, as I believe that doing research without sharing it in the appropriate form is worthless. On this page I will share my personal experience and keep track of interesting articles and initiatives on this topic. Please contact me if you have anything to add, as I by no means claim to be exhaustive in the insights that I share.

Personal experiences
When presenting your work in practice you can expect the following questions:
1. Why is this important?
2. Can you give me an example?

Besides, it is always difficult to reach your audience. Therefore, I keep the following three keywords in mind when designing my presentations:
– Clear
– Simple
– Visually attractive

(Inter)national initiatives
Two international organizations funded by the government that are worth following – as they want to make that link between science and practice – are the High-Value Detainnee Interrogation Group (HIG, USA) and the Centre for Research and Evidence on Security Threats (CREST, UK). Nationally, the Research and Documentation Centre is worth following. To bring science and practice literally together, a more recent Dutch initiative was a conference initiated by the Dutch Ministy of Security and Justice in January 2017 (#dgpolconf). Invited were academics, policy makers and police officers. You can find a program of the conference here (in Dutch).