Since the release of the 21st century policing report in the United States, the techniques of de-escalation have received a lot of attention and focus in political systems, policy changes, and the media. This research surveyed professional peace officer education university students on their definition of de-escalation and the techniques associated with de-escalation before specific communications coursework was completed and then after the coursework was completed. This research has found that clearly defining de-escalation and emphasizing the broad range of techniques available enhances the students' understanding and application of proper de-escalation.
This presentation won the Best Paper award for the conference.
International Conference on Criminal Justice 2019
Nelson, P. (2019, June 25). Changes in student definitions of de-escalation in professional peace office education [Conference presentation]. International Conference on Criminal Justice 2019, Paris, France.
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