Police Psychology - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128165447

Police Psychology

1st Edition

New Trends in Forensic Psychological Science

Editors: Paulo Barbosa Marques Mauro Paulino
Paperback ISBN: 9780128165447
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 2nd September 2019
Page Count: 300
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Police Psychology: New Trends in Forensic Psychological Science is a relatively new specialty that falls under the umbrella of forensic psychology. Today, it is broadly defined as the application of psychological principles and methods to 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. Every student attending courses and researchers in the areas below will be a potential audience: Forensic Psychology, Investigative Psychology, Forensic Sciences, Internal/Homeland Security, Criminal Investigation, Law and Criminal Justice

Table of Contents

Part I - Psychology in Police Culture and Law Enforcement Agencies
1. The Role of Psychological Evaluations in the Screening and Selection Process of Law Enforcement Applicants
2. Teaching Psychology in Police Academy: The State of Art
3. Burnout, Coping and Peer Support among Police Officers
4. Stress, Long Term Exposure to Critical Incidents and Trauma in Law Enforcement
5. From Ideation to Realization: Exploring the problem of Police Officer Suicide

Part II - Psychology applied to Policing Issues
6. The Role of Police Psychology in Community Policing
7. Improving Police Procedures for Dealing with Mental Illness
8. Hostage Negotiations: Psychological Aspects of Hostage Situations and Negotiation Strategies for Resolving Crisis
9. The Impact of Psychological Science on the Police Response to Domestic Violence
10. Contributions of Psychological Science on Police Response to Sexual Assault

Part III - Psychology in Criminal Investigation
11. The Expanding Roles of Police Psychology in Criminal Investigation
12. Violence Risk Assessment: New Trends for Law Enforcement
13. Investigative Interviewing of Victims and Witnesses of Crime
14. Is Confession Really Necessary? The Use of Effective Interviewing Techniques to Maximize Disclosure from Suspects
15. Police Psychology, Offender Profiling and Criminal Evidence


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About the Editor

Paulo Barbosa Marques

Paulo Barbosa Marques is a criminal investigator at the Criminal Investigation Department of the Public Security Police (PSP). He graduated in Psychology and is a chartered forensic psychologist with expertise in forensic psychological assessment. He also holds a Masters degree in Law and Security from the Faculty of Law - NOVA University of Lisbon and a postgraduate course in Internal Security from the Higher Institute of Police Sciences and Internal Security.

Affiliations and Expertise

Criminal Investigator, Criminal Investigation Department of the Public Security Police, Lisbon, 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) and a Clinical Director of Pelo Sonho - Cooperativa de Solidariedade Social, supervising shelter and care center for victims of spousal violence. Mauro received his Master degree in Legal Medicine and Forensic Sciences at the University of Lisbon, School of Medicine completing his research in the field of spousal violence. He is an author and coordinator of several books and is a guest lecturer at various national and international universities and training session on spousal violence.

Affiliations and Expertise

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

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