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Psychology and policing

By: Ainsworth, Peter

Part of the Policing and society series series
1903240441 / 9781903240441
Paperback
363.2'019
01/03/2002
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England
24 cm viii, 184 p.
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Applied psychology has become increasingly important in the work of policing, police training and the academic study of policing.

This book provides an account of the way in which psychological principles and practices are applied to policing, reflecting the increasing attention being given to this area in the light of recent concerns about police training and its effectiveness - for example the MacPherson report.The book sets out the main areas of applied psychology which have particular relevance for policing, looking at how these impact in practice on police work - retrieving information, interviewing suspects, undestanding crime patterns and profiling offenders, and negotiation and hostage taking.

The author concludes with an assessment of the usefulness of psychology in police work, and the pitfalls and problems which arise with its use.

BIC:

JHBA Social theory, JPA Political science & theory

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