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Why Understanding Police Investigative Decision Making Is Important

  • Mark RoycroftEmail author
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Abstract

This chapter sets out the format and content of the book. The author describes Police decision making and evaluates the characteristics of decision making. Police decision making is now more accountable than ever before and current police decision making practice is discussed. The National Decision Model used by the Police is introduced. Police officers of all ranks have to record their decision making and the golden hour tactics are described for those arriving at an incident.

Keywords

Police decison making Evaluating police decision making Accountability Solvability factors Heuristics 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Open UniversityMilton KeynesUK

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