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Police officers are mandated to respond to critical incidents, and, as the first responders to arrive at a crime scene, they are often tasked with providing support to traumatized victims of crimes.
In November 2014, the first cohort of direct entry superintendents began an 18-month training course to enable them to bring their skills and experiences from previous careers into senior leadership roles in policing. As one of many controversial recommendations made by Sir Tom Winsor’s review of police remuneration and conditions, this policy has been subject to significant scrutiny. This article argues that much of the narrative surrounding this new pathway into policing has been unhelpful and that it is time for a new mood.
The paper takes the position that efforts to eliminate all acts of police misconduct are misguided, because much of this behavior appears to be a natural byproduct of routine police practices. Instead, it is important for police executives to understand the various factors that foster police misconduct.
Documenting police use of force has been an issue in the United States since at least 1931. As of July 2016, there is still no standardized national data collection effort, despite a call from several presidential and civil rights commissions to do so.
Compassion fatigue, or the physical, mental, and emotional state experienced by professionals that assist others in distress, has been well documented in several caring professions such as nurses, firefighters, and emergency medical technicians. Until the current study, it has only rarely been examined in police samples despite their high rates of stress and suicide which is a likely result of a depletion of compassion satisfaction, or the pleasure an officer gets from relating to and helping others.
The idea of fostering ‘resilience’ among police and military personnel is a topic of growing interest (Andersen et al., 2015a; Cornum, Matthews, & Seligman, 2011; Reivich, Seligman, & McBride, 2011). This topic is particularly timely in light of recent media depictions of questionable use-of-force actions by police and the subsequent public retaliations against the police.
The article considers problems surrounding the delivery of visible policing in London, particularly in relation to the continuing challenge for police managers of delivering neighbourhood policing in the capital. It assesses the value of police community support officers (PCSOs) in terms of delivery of neighbourhood policing against a background of high abstraction rates. It also considers the changing role and purpose of the community support officer function within many police forces. It evaluates the potential benefits of an expansion of community wardens who might provide a ‘high-value low-cost’ option to what can be, aside from the enforcement role, a ‘high-cost low-value’ policing alternative.
Relying on situational crime prevention perspective, this study compares successful and unsuccessful pirate attacks reported to the International Maritime Bureau (IMB) from the year 2000 through 2013 (n = 4,902). The study builds upon the recent work of Shane and Magnuson in Justice Quarterly, pp 1–26 (2014), which found various SCP techniques effectively prevented piracy attacks on a global level.
Police officers experience multiple types of trauma in the line of duty. Research has been extensively studied officers' traumatic experiences in the line of duty. This paper presents several causes of psychic wounds related to police work and discusses the interrelationship between them. By demonstrating this connection, the authors attempt to expand the frontiers of the literature on the relationship between police trauma and its effects on officers' quality of life. The goal is to offer police professionals, researchers, and healthcare providers with new insights, which can improve their ability to combat this complex issue.
It is nothing new to point to the rapid societal changes brought about with the advent of social media and smartphone technology since 2007. Governments now have to come to terms with privacy issues and a host of new cybercrimes. This brief article summarizes what is known about the use of social media as a preferred victim targeting network for sexual predators.

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