Journal article

Public reassurance following a collective trauma event: a scoping review of the evidence to inform police practice

Lyndal Hickey, Louise Harms, Lauren Kosta

Policing: An International Journal | Emerald | Published : 2021


Purpose: This paper examines the empirical research on police reassurance following a collective trauma event (CTE). Design/methodology/approach: Using a scoping review methodology, this paper sought to establish the extent, range and nature of published literature on policing responses to collective traumatic events, and to identify key features of this form of direct practice. Included papers needed to focus on police responses oeassurance with the public related to events (pre-or post) that could be regarded as collective trauma events by nature or scale. Searches were conducted using the Web of Science, SCOPUS and PsychINFO databases for literature published between January 2000 and De..

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Awarded by Victoria, Australia (University of Melbourne)

Funding Acknowledgements

This project was contracted by the Victoria Police, Victoria, Australia (University of Melbourne: Themis Reference ID#300602).