Study analyses how Cheshire Police responds in crowds

Warrington Guardian: Study analyses how Cheshire Police responds in crowds Study analyses how Cheshire Police responds in crowds

A STUDY at the University of Chester has analysed how Cheshire Police officers respond to hostile situations involving crowds.

The research, led by Dr Libby Damjanovic, from the university’s psychology department, showed experienced officers were best at spotting troublemakers during incidents like a protest.

She used the ‘face in the crowd’ method, where subjects are shown a rapid succession of faces and are asked to identify those which display threat.

Dr Damjanovic said: “The results showed that experienced officers can hone in on aggressive cues with split-second precision, and that they can maintain this high level of performance under a range of difficult viewing conditions.

“This level of precision is achieved by keeping their emotions in check – especially in the face of hostile encounters.”

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5:32pm Fri 7 Mar 14

GRUMPY PARENT says...

How much do you get paid to come up with this rubbish. Average Joe Bloggs could also "hone in on these CLUES". What a waste of time.
Still Grumpy
How much do you get paid to come up with this rubbish. Average Joe Bloggs could also "hone in on these CLUES". What a waste of time. Still Grumpy GRUMPY PARENT
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7:27pm Fri 7 Mar 14

old-codger says...

What a load off Bullocks.. What a waste of time and (Taxpayers) money. Have you ever seen anything like it.
What a load off Bullocks.. What a waste of time and (Taxpayers) money. Have you ever seen anything like it. old-codger
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4:10pm Tue 11 Mar 14

Nick Tessla says...

Scientists are on a hiding to nothing when it comes to public reaction

Two scenarios

1) Their findings back what could be described as "common sense" - or what people blithely accept o be true, regardless. The response is that the research was a waste of time and money
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2) The findings back an alternative hypothesis. The response is that the results cannot possibly be true and the research was a waste of time and money..
Scientists are on a hiding to nothing when it comes to public reaction Two scenarios 1) Their findings back what could be described as "common sense" - or what people blithely accept o be true, regardless. The response is that the research was a waste of time and money . 2) The findings back an alternative hypothesis. The response is that the results cannot possibly be true and the research was a waste of time and money.. Nick Tessla
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