New papers on the psychology of policing

Members of HART and Lincoln Sport and Exercise Psychology Research (LSEPR) have recently published two papers on the psychology of policing. The first paper, published in International Journal of Police Science & Management, led by Dr Patricia Jackman (LSEPR/HART) and co-authored by University of Lincoln colleagues, Dr Hannah Henderson (HART), and Georgia Clay, along with Newcastle University’s Dr Adam Coussens, examined the relationship between psychological wellbeing, social support, and personality, in English police employees. The questionnaire-based study offered novel insights into factors related to psychological wellbeing in policing, and is available open access here.

The second and most recent paper by the same authors, as well as Dr Matthew Bird (LSEPR), was published in Police Practice and Research: An International Journal. Adopting a mixed methods approach, this study explored stressors experienced by police employees, thus offering a contemporary perspective on the concept in the policing domain. This paper is available open access for a limited time here.

About Prof Jacquelyn Allen-Collinson

Professor in Sociology & Physical Culture, and Director, Health Advancement Research Team (HART), University of Lincoln.

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