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Police Psychology. New Trends in Forensic Psychological Science

  • Book

  • September 2021
  • Elsevier Science and Technology
  • ID: 4759487

Police Psychology: New Trends in Forensic Psychological Science is a relatively new specialty that can be broadly defined as the application of psychological principles and methods to assist law enforcement. This publication aims to bring together the contributions of some of the most prolific authors in the field to bridge the gap between the knowledge base of researchers, practitioners, and policymakers regarding the interface of psychological sciences and law enforcement.

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Table of Contents

Part I Psychology in police culture and law enforcement agencies 1. The ethical practice of police psychology 2. The role of the psychologist in the screening and selection of Law enforcement applicants 3. Incorporating psychological skills in police academy training 4. Burnout and the psychological impact of policing: Trends and coping�strategies 5.Trauma and critical incident exposure in law enforcement 6. From ideation to realization: Exploring the problem of police officer suicide

Part II Psychology applied to policing issues 7. Psychological jurisprudence and the role of police psychology in community psychology 8.The role of psychological science in public order policing 9. Improving police procedures for dealing with mental illness 10. Communication as a weapon for resolving hostage and barricaded situations 11. Contributions of psychological science�to enhancing law enforcement agencies' response to intimate partner violence 12. The contribution of psychological science in police response to sexual assaults

Part III Psychology in criminal investigation 13. Beyond reasonable doubt: How to think like an expert detective 14. Developing a psychological research base for criminal investigations: Academics and practitioners working together 15. Threat assessment in law enforcement: Advances in the appraisal and management of violence risk by police 16. Investigative interviewing: Exploring the contamination timeline of witness memory 17. Is confession really necessary? The use of effective interviewing techniques to maximize disclosure from suspects 18. Offender profiling:�A review of the research and state of the field


Paulo Barbosa Marques Inspector, Servi�o de Estrangeiros e Fronteiras (SEF), the Portuguese Immigration and Borders, Portugal. Paulo Barbosa Marques is a chartered clinical and forensic psychologist and a law enforcement officer. He began his law enforcement career serving as a frontline police officer in the Pol�cia de Seguran�a P�blica (PSP) and later as a criminal investigator at the Criminal Investigation Department - Organized Crime Brigade. Paulo is now an inspector at the Servi�o de Estrangeiros e Fronteiras (SEF), the Portuguese Immigration and Borders Service. He holds a Master's in Law and Security from the Faculty of Law - NOVA University of Lisbon, a postgraduate diploma in Internal Security, and a Licentiate degree in Psychology. Over the past years, his research has focused on the police officers, prosecutors and judges perceptions of investigative interviewing operational practices and training needs in Portugal. Paulo regularly presents at conferences to both academics and practitioners. Mauro Paulino Clinical and Forensic Psychologist, Instituto Nacional de Medicina Legal e Ciencias Forenses, Portugal. Mauro Paulino is currently a coordinator at Mind, Institute of Clinical and Forensic Psychology (Lisbon, Portugal). He is also a forensic psychologist consultant at the Instituto Nacional de Medicina Legal e Ci�ncias Forenses, I.P. (Gabinete M�dico-Legal e Forense Pen�nsula Set�bal). Mauro received his Master's degree in Legal Medicine and Forensic Sciences at the University of Lisbon, Faculty of Medicine completing his research in the field of spousal violence. He is a PhD student at the Faculty of Psychology and Education Sciences, University of Coimbra (Portugal). He is also a member of the Center for Research in Neuropsychology and Cognitive Behavioral Intervention (CINEICC) and the Psychological Assessment and Psychometrics Laboratory (PsyAssessmentLab). He is an author and coordinator of several books and is a guest lecturer at various national and international universities.