Policing and Psychology

Policing and Psychology

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Author: Nicholas Blagden

Publisher: Learning Matters

Published: 22-FEB-12

ISBN: 9780857254658

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Psychology is a key element of police training and practice. This book draws on a range of psychological theories, concepts and research to explore the relevance of psychology to modern day policing. It focuses on psychological theories of crime and criminal behaviour, investigative psychology, effective interpersonal skills, stereotyping and prejudice, the potential impact on police work and the psychological effect of crime on victims. The text is underpinned by reflective activities and case studies encouraging a critical understanding of psychology applied to practice and providing an accessible textbook for those studying and teaching policing, psychology and criminology.


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