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Why the long face?

Why the long face?

Claire Keogh examines the evolution of facial expression and involuntary communication Facial expressions are used by people to convey various types of meaning in different contexts. The range of purposes spans basic possible innate socio-emotional concepts such as ‘surprise’ to elaborate and culture-specific ideas such as ‘careless’. Of course, facial expressions and emotions may happen without any particular purpose of […]

by · June 3, 2020 · Modern Policing
Policing a Pandemic

Policing a Pandemic

Just how will our service operate in these challenging times? Darren Martin considers In October 1918 a flu pandemic spread across the world which impacted the day to day life of millions. That pandemic resulted in medical and emergency services being stretched to their limits. While the hospitals and staff battled to treat as many of the sick as they […]

by · April 15, 2020 · Features
The police personality

The police personality

How do you ensure that potential candidates are suitable for a career in a police force? Tara Geraghty considers In the USA there is great emphasis placed on the use of psychological screening in the recruitment process of potential police officers. In fact, a person’s performance in the psychological evaluation process can make or break their chances of being accepted […]

by · February 15, 2020 · Modern Policing, Welfare
Security – it’s a national issue

Security – it’s a national issue

Ireland’s inaugural National Security Summit will be held in February 2020. Its founder, Gerry Waldron, explains its history and purpose The National Security Summit Ireland was launched in September 2019, with a series of interesting and provocative presentations and a panel discussion on ‘Protecting Democracy in the age of disinformation’. The event was a warm-up for ‘Slándáil 2020,’ Ireland’s inaugural […]

by · January 28, 2020 · Modern Policing
What works?

What works?

Unpacking the ‘black box’ of the frontline professional’s and young person’s relationships to youth justice settings is essential writes Deirdre Fullerton, who reviews the international research evidence In 2018, the REPPP project commenced a study to assemble and synthesise the international research evidence on a policy led youth justice question focusing on the professional relationship between the practitioner (i.e. youth […]

by · September 16, 2019 · Opinion
Time for a ‘C’ change

Time for a ‘C’ change

Jeff Kilkenny looks at An Garda Síochána’s role in promoting, ‘Stay Safe principles’ and what are known as the 6 C’s The majority of frontline members of An Garda Síochána will, in all likelihood, have attended a call in the recent past which involved the threat or mention of some form of weapon. In such cases, the details of the […]

by · September 16, 2019 · Modern Policing
Making it count: Improving how we measure effectiveness in youth justice

Making it count: Improving how we measure effectiveness in youth justice

In 2017, the Research Evidence into Policy Programmes and Practice (REPPP) project began studying administrative data processes in youth justice systems. John Reddy investigate Administrative data is information collected by service providers and primarily is used for record-keeping and risk assessment; case management; monitoring and evaluating programme performance; and ensuring service provider accountability. The policy question was ‘how useful is […]

by · August 10, 2019 · Modern Policing
Total recall

Total recall

The super recogniser could be the ultimate police weapon to fight crime writes John O’Keeffe. What’s your earliest memory? Sitting on your father’s knee at four years of age? Attending your second cousin’s confirmation as a kid? Perhaps it is something as mundane as being in a mobile home in Wexford with your parents as a five-year-old with rain pelting […]

by · December 15, 2016 · Modern Policing
Evo-FIT: Facial Recognition System

Evo-FIT: Facial Recognition System

A new facial recognition system makes it easier and simpler for witnesses to identify suspects writes Neil Ward. “I’d know them if I saw them again” is a common statement from witnesses who do not have the words to describe the facial features they hold in their visual memory. Eskimos might well have 20 words for snow, but we don’t […]

by · April 9, 2015 · Modern Policing, Technology
Cold case: Killed in the line of duty

Cold case: Killed in the line of duty

No one was ever convicted for the murder of Guard Thomas Dowling in 1925, James Durney examines the details of the case. It is not only in the present day that garda personnel are at risk to violent criminals. From the very foundation of the State in 1922, members of the police force have been under violent attack with the […]

by · December 11, 2014 · Modern Policing