Firefighters are hailed as heroes and pillars of strength, bravery and courage. But the daily stressors and traumas of their jobs take a heavy emotional toll that largely goes unnoticed by the public.
Police officers are also not, and are not expected to be, sworn translators or interpreters. This has serious implications for justice.
Recruiting 20,000 new police officers may sound like a massive boost, but the reality is that the Conservative’s proposal will simply replace the 20,600 police officers who have already been cut.
Scholarship in organizational psychology has shown that when employee morale is low, it can result in poorer performance. A new study finds this may be true for some police officers.
Insights and approaches drawn from anthropology could be a useful part of the toolkit for a cop trying to catch a killer.
The police in schools model abolished in Victoria in 2006 represents an outdated, paternalistic approach to youth crime and would not likely reduce youth crime rates if we brought it back now.
Tough-on-crime models of policing students don’t reduce youth crime, but community engagement programs for at-risk youth can be beneficial.
A review of international research shows that police may well be better off without weapons.
Clashes between student protesters and armed security (whether public or private) compel South Africans to consider the role of use of force in the context of protests.
Protests erupted against the killing of black men by police in Tulsa and Charlotte. This roundup looks at research on racial violence and explains where there might be potential solutions.
Police in schools are being asked to deal with a range of issues, such as being a mental health counselor for a traumatized child. It is unfair to the police and can be harmful for children.