Tag Archives: Psychology

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

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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

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Tweeting Police and Fear of Crime: Further update and questions answered.

Many thanks to everyone, both police and public, who have helped in publicising this research – it is all much appreciated. Your assistance has meant that the word is slowly getting out about this, and support for the project is … Continue reading

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The Tweeting Police Project: An update and a plea for help.

Firstly, many thanks to all of you for the support that you have shown for this project.  As I wrote recently, the use of social media like Twitter is become more and more prevalent among police, something that is great … Continue reading

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Did we evolve to Tweet? The evolutionary basis of social networking.

 In one of my previous posts I explained why the human brain and Twitter are so well matched. The limits that our brain has to work within in terms of its’ processing power mean that it ‘likes’ information in brief … Continue reading

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Free Research Resources: Geographical Profiling & the Spatial Behaviour of Serial Offenders.

Following on from my links last week, here are more full text articles or papers for any writers, police officers, students or other interested parties! I have posted links to these on Twitter before but have had many new followers … Continue reading

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Useful Book Resources in Forensic and Investigative Psychology

Key texts in Forensic and Investigative Psychology. I am often asked by police officers, authors and other interested parties for links to texts I can recommend in these areas. The list below is by no means exhaustive but each of … Continue reading

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The Lazy Brain: Cognitive Limitations and Journey to Crime

In my last post I discussed the issue of cognitive limitation, the fact that our brain can only process so much information at once without being overloaded. This means that our brain is ‘miserly’ with it’s processing and uses a … Continue reading

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