This paper describes a specially designed, research-based programme focused on the policing of mass events. The "Eventpolice training programme" is based on recent research on crowd psychology. i.e. understanding crowd processes, dynamics and the role of other stakeholders' interactions with the masses. Research has found that a misinterpretation of the crowd has often been a contributory cause of riots in connection with mass gatherings, as the tendency has been to adopt a tactic based on an undifferentiated and simplistic view of the crowd. The Event police training programmme aims to provide a differentiated understanding of crowds and encourage the police to reflect on their own behavioural role in the management of these events. This paper describes the background and structure of the Event police training programme.
|Tidsskrift||Nordisk Tidsskrift for Kriminalvidenskab|
|Status||Udgivet - 2012|