Category Archives: Theories

Protestor Liaison – Academic Theory, Professional Practice

This is an article I wrote some time ago prior to starting to blog. I discovered it whilst researching another blog post. I hope you find it useful. ****************************************************************************** This article will look at how operational policing and academic research … Continue reading

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Tasers: Officer Safety Tool or Threat to Public Safety? A Critical Analysis

This blog is a response to an article written by Sophie Khan ‘Tasers: Officer Safety Tool or Threat to Public Safety?’ . I will use critical discourse analysis (CDA) to draw out the underlying meaning of the author and demonstrate … Continue reading

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Use of Force – Decision Making

I recently read the excellent blog by Sir Robert Peel on Police Use of Taser which considers decision making and conflict management through the National Decision Making Model (NDM). This links nicely to my own recent blog Use of Force, … Continue reading

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Use of Force

My friend, @MentalHealthCop, recently shared a newspaper controversy regarding the hand-cuffing of an elderly dementia patient and blogged on this ‘Sectioning the Elderly‘. A couple of years ago, colleagues of mine suffered serious injuries when a 98 year old man … Continue reading

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Crowd Psychology – BBC Radio 3 Sunday Feature

This look at crowd behaviour by Steve Jones provides an excellent insight into Le Bon’s The Crowd and developments in the science of crowds since, including insights into crowd management within stadia and a look at the August Disorder. BBC … Continue reading

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‘Losing by Appearing to Win’

This blog has been written following comment on a previous blog, The Cycle of Conflict, by Dr Clifford Stott. It is not a definitive answer or academically based, but my thoughts and observations, intended to engender debate and discussion, I … Continue reading

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The Cycle of Conflict

This blog has been amended following comment from Dr Clifford Stott, whose feedback I am indebted for. The amendments are in the second last paragraph One of the public order commanders I work with regularly has a favourite quote which … Continue reading

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