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Policing and Psychology by Nicholas Blagden


Policing and Psychology by Nicholas Blagden

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.

About the Author

Dr Nicholas Blagden is a Lecturer in Forensic Psychology at Nottingham Trent University and a Chartered Psychologist. He has taught undergraduate and post-graduate courses in Psychology, Forensic Psychology, Criminology and Policing. He has been involved in training new police officers and has worked and researched within the Criminal Justice System and HM Prison Service.

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Publication date

22nd February 2012


Nicholas Blagden

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Learning Matters Ltd an imprint of SAGE Publications Ltd


112 pages


Criminal or forensic psychology



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