This book draws on a range of psychological theories, concepts and research to explore the role and relevance of psychology to modern day policing. It focuses on key issues including psychological theories of criminal behaviour, interpersonal skills, stereotyping and prejudice, profiling,the psychological effects of crime on victims, and burnout and stress on offiers. The text is underpinned by reflectie activities and case studies encouraging a critical understanding of psychology applied to policing practice. This book provides an accessible and up-to-date textbook for those studying and teaching policing, psychology and criminology.
Policing and Psychology: An Introduction
Psychological Theories of Crime and Criminal Behaviour
Policing Attributions, Stereotypes and Prejudice
Communication, Interpersonal and Interviewing Skills
Investigative Psychology and Criminal Profiling
Victims and the Psychological Consequences of Victimisation
Stress, Burnout, Coping and Policing