Monthly Archives: May 2012

Guest Blog from Insp Michael Brown: Policing, Mental Health and the Academic Gap

I am hugely grateful to Inspector Michael Brown of the West Midlands Police (known as @MentalHealthCop on Twitter) for taking the time to write this excellent piece as a guest blog. I became aware of Michael’s work via Twitter and … Continue reading

Posted in Policing, Research Projects | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

I wanted to post this up as a ‘re-blog’ because I think this makes some interesting points about this complex and controversial issue. Written by lincpsychuk this post examines the prevalence rates of offending among persons with Mental Illness from … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

The Offender Profiling Series. 1 – What is Offender profiling?

Offender profiling is a subject of great controversy. It has been widely portrayed in film and TV and yet the realities of this process, and of its usefulness, are so often misunderstood. Profiling is not, as many would have you … Continue reading

Posted in Offender Profiling, Research Resources: Links to Papers, Books etc., Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment

Tweeting Police and Fear of Crime: How will the research work?

 Firstly my sincere thanks again to everyone for helping out with this project. I have had some brilliant support from many members of the police and public who have helped spread the word about it and got people following and ready to … Continue reading

Posted in Policing, Research Projects, Tweeting Police Project | Tagged , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

The Relationship between Mental Health and Crime: Links and Resources.

The relationship between mental health and crime, as with that between the brain and crime, is one that is both complex and controversial. The media has, unfortunately, often represented this link in a negative way, leading to the perception that … Continue reading

Posted in Policing, Research Resources: Links to Papers, Books etc. | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment