Police Psychology

Police Psychology

New Trends in Forensic Psychological Science

1st Edition - September 16, 2021

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  • Editors: Paulo Marques, Mauro Paulino
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128167472
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128165447

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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.

Key Features

  • Explores the contribution of psychology on the way patrol officers deal with offenders with mental illness or respond and assess the risk of vulnerable victims (e.g. domestic violence, sexual assault)
  • Contains ethically correct investigation techniques
  • Written by the foremost authorities on the subject from around the globe


Psychology, Psychiatry, Criminology, Police Sciences and Social Work students, researchers and professionals; law enforcement personnel; prosecutors, judges and other professionals involved in the judicial and penal system. Students and researchers in Forensic Psychology, Investigative Psychology, Forensic Sciences, Internal/Homeland Security, Criminal Investigation, Law and Criminal Justice

Table of Contents

  • Foreword
    Detlef Schroeder
    Introduction: Police Psychology and the Impact of Psychological Science on Policing
    Paulo Marques, Mauro Paulino

    Part I - Psychology in Police Culture and Law Enforcement Agencies
    1. The Ethical Practice of Police Psychology
    Jane Goodman-Delahunty, Anna Corbo-Crehan and Susan Brandon
    2. The Role of the Psychologist in the Screening and Selection of Law Enforcement Applicants
    Michael G. Aamodt and JoAnne Brewster
    3. Incorporating Psychological Skills in Police Academy Training
    Daniel M. Blumberg, Konstantinos Papazoglou, Sarah Creighton and Chuck Kaye
    4. Burnout and the Psychological Impact of Policing: Trends and Coping Strategies
    David Turgoose, Naomi Glover and Lucy Maddox
    5.Trauma and critical incident exposure in law enforcement
    Lea Katrine Jorgensen and Ask Elklit
    6. From Ideation to Realization: Exploring the problem of Police Officer Suicide
    Karl Roberts

    Part II - Psychology applied to Policing Issues
    7. Psychological jurisprudence and the role of police psychology in community psychology
    Bruce A. Arrigo and Brian G. Sellers
    8.The Role of Psychological Science in Public Order Policing
    Neil Williams and Clifford Stott
    9. Improving Police Procedures for Dealing with Mental Illness
    Ronald Roesch and Ilvy Goossens
    10. Communication as a Weapon for Resolving Hostage and Barricaded Situations
    Michel Saint-Yves, Jeff Thompson and Lynne Bibeau
    11. Contributions of Psychological Science to Enhancing Law Enforcement Agencies Response to Intimate Partner Violence
    Mauro Filipe Paulino, Paulo Barbosa Marques, Miguel Oliveira Rodrigues and Stephen J. Morewitz
    12. The Contribution of Psychological Science in Police Response to Sexual Assaults
    Julien Chopin and Eric Beauregard

    Part III - Psychology in Criminal Investigation
    13. Beyond Reasonable Doubt: How to Think Like an Expert Detective
    Ivar Fahsing
    14. Developing a Psychological Research Base for Criminal Investigations: Academics and Practioners Working Together
    Nathan Ryan and Mark Kebbell
    15. Threat Assessment in Law Enforcement: Advances in the Appraisal and Management of Violence Risk by Police
    Caroline Logan
    16. Investigative Interviewing: Exploring the Contamination Timeline of Witness Memory
    Gary Dalton, Rebecca Milne
    17. Is Confession Really Necessary? The Use of Effective Interviewing Techniques to Maximize Disclosure from Suspects
    Dave Walsh and Paulo Barbosa Marques
    18. Offender Profiling: A Review of the Research and State of the Field
    Bryanna Fox
    Paulo Marques, Mauro Filipe Paulino

    David Farrington

Product details

  • No. of pages: 462
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2021
  • Published: September 16, 2021
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128167472
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128165447

About the Editors

Paulo Marques

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 Polícia de Segurança Pública (PSP) and later as a criminal investigator at the Criminal Investigation Department – Organized Crime Brigade. Paulo is now an inspector at the Serviço 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.

Affiliations and Expertise

Inspector, Serviço de Estrangeiros e Fronteiras (SEF), the Portuguese Immigration and Borders, Portugal

Mauro Paulino

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 Ciências Forenses, I.P. (Gabinete Médico-Legal e Forense Península Setúbal). 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.

Affiliations and Expertise

Clinical and Forensic Psychologist, Instituto Nacional de Medicina Legal e Ciencias Forenses, Portugal

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