Introduction: Serious Games for Law Enforcement Agencies

  • Babak Akhgar
  • Andrea RedheadEmail author
  • Steffi Davey
  • Jonathan Saunders
Part of the Security Informatics and Law Enforcement book series (SILE)


This chapter is an introduction to the field of serious games, with emphasis on law enforcement agencies. It outlines their use focusing on four concrete application cases: crime scene investigations, investigative interviews, communication skills and terrorism training. It further outlines the general benefits of serious games compared to traditional training methods.


Serious games Law enforcement Virtual reality Crime scene investigations Terrorism training Professional training 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Babak Akhgar
    • 1
  • Andrea Redhead
    • 1
    Email author
  • Steffi Davey
    • 1
  • Jonathan Saunders
    • 1
  1. 1.CENTRIC, Sheffield Hallam UniversitySheffieldUK

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