Perception of risk and the decision to use force


Dror, Itiel E. (2007) Perception of risk and the decision to use force. Policing, 1, (3), 265-272. (doi:10.1093/police/pam041).

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The quality of policing depends on making sound decisions. Many cognitive factors are involved
in decision making and these must be understood and harnessed so as to enhance the quality of decisions
taken by police officers. In this paper, I discuss two different decision-making systems (deliberative and
experiential), and how decision factors (such as complexity), internal factors (such as expectations), and
external factors (such as time pressure) all come together in deciding whether or not to use force. Providing
proper training and correctly utilising technology can enhance an officer’s ability to make sound decisions.

Item Type: Article
ISSNs: 1477-2728 (print)
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Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
H Social Sciences > HA Statistics
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Divisions: University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Psychology > Division of Cognition
University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Psychology
ePrint ID: 59237
Date Deposited: 29 Aug 2008
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2014 18:41
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/59237

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