Policing in times of financial austerity and beyond: The role of psychology in maximising efficiency

Rebecca Wheeler is a PhD student at Goldsmiths, London. Her research is looking at improving memory recall in cognitive interviews.

Her piece ‘Policing in times of financial austerity and beyond: The role of psychology in maximising efficiency’ finished in the top 10 of the ESRC’s writing competition, The World in 2065 – in collaboration with academic publishers, SAGE

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The UK is in the grip of financial austerity, with police forces among those adversely affected by budget cuts. The Government required a 20 per cent cut in police spending between 2011 and 2015, and the July budget suggests these cuts are likely to continue. Continue reading