Profiling psychopaths in police crisis negotiations during the barricade situations

Koshkina, Ekaterina (2012) Profiling psychopaths in police crisis negotiations during the barricade situations. MSc dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    There is a good deal of theoretical researches completed on psychopathy, its subtypes and diagnostics, but, also, there is a visible lack of scientific knowledge about profiling of psychopaths and negotiating with them during in any type of the crisis incidents. Thus, this research aims to look at the process of profiling psychopaths and negotiating them in the barricade situations and to analyse current official guidelines and policies. At first, it will be done by analysing recent academic sources. Subsequently, a questionnaire will be sent to the police crisis negotiators, who currently work in Hampshire Constabulary, and, after it, they will be interviewed in person. In the end, the findings show that in general the negotiators do not know that there is more than one type of psychopathy and without assistance of the mental health professional they cannot differ psychopathic subjects from non-psychopathic. Besides, it was found that there are official guidelines of how to negotiate with mentally ill subjects, which are available for the public and the researchers in the USA, but not in the UK.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > Institute of Criminal Justice Studies
    Depositing User: Jane Polwin
    Date Deposited: 24 Jan 2013 14:31
    Last Modified: 28 Jan 2015 12:13

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