This evidence mapping was conducted to identify the empirical evidence on the outcomes of security and justice (S&J) interventions. The findings are presented in the form of an evidence gap map (pp.12-13), which provides an accessible and visual representation of where the evidence for S&J programming is strongest and where the key weaknesses lie.
The evidence mapping included a rigorous review of the S&J evidence base. Selected sources, including journal indices, online research and evaluation repositories, resource centres and experts were interrogated. Studies that explored interventions and results were selected for inclusion in a database (available to download from the GSDRC website) and coded according to the publication type, thematic focus, intervention, output and outcome categories.
Shivit Bakrania. Security and justice evidence mapping. Governance and Social Development Resource Centre, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK (2015) 41 pp.