Aims:
  • This project seeks to better understand crime control partnerships and to better measure and understand perceptions and attitudes in a crime and justice environment. This project aims to answer the following:
  • Does social identity impact willingness to pursue partnerships outside the police organisation?
  • How can leaders within the police organisation promote partnerships?
  • How does cohesion within agencies promote or prevent the efficacy of partnerships between the police and partner agencies?
  • Exploring the psychological dynamics of interagency trust and collaboration

Building Police Partnerships

Partnerships between police and other agencies, such as education providers, business operators, and other community agencies, are becoming more common in the modern era of policing, where police resources are required for a broader range of community issues with the goal being crime control. However, a range of different factors ,such as the different group values and norms amongst police and partner agencies, as well as restrictions around information sharing, may provide a barrier to effective collaboration and cooperation. The proposed research program therefore seeks to investigate the dynamics of these inter-agency partnerships, and how social identity and self-categorisation factors may play a role in determining the effectiveness and cooperativeness of those involved in these police partnerships, both from the police and partner agency perspectives.

Project Value: 
$11 969.00
Funding: 
New Staff Research Grant
Date: 
2012 to 2013
Time status: 
Current
Contact: 
Dr Emma Antrobus (e.antrobus@uq.edu.au )
Aims:
  • This project seeks to better understand crime control partnerships and to better measure and understand perceptions and attitudes in a crime and justice environment. This project aims to answer the following:
  • Does social identity impact willingness to pursue partnerships outside the police organisation?
  • How can leaders within the police organisation promote partnerships?
  • How does cohesion within agencies promote or prevent the efficacy of partnerships between the police and partner agencies?
  • Exploring the psychological dynamics of interagency trust and collaboration
Cluster: 
Program/Affiliation: 
Type: 
Quantitative
Keywords: 
Resilience
Crime control
Partnerships
Police
Number: 
ISSR030451