Umeå University's logo

umu.sePublications
Change search
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf
Situation awareness in tactical police interventions
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Unit of Police Work.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-6113-414X
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Unit of Police Work. Department of Communication, Quality Management and Information Systems, Mid Sweden University, Sundsvall, Sweden.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-2575-3653
2024 (English)In: Journal of Police and Criminal Psychology, ISSN 0882-0783, E-ISSN 1936-6469Article in journal (Refereed) Epub ahead of print
Abstract [en]

In extreme situations, the police have limited time to react when a threat or a situation arises suddenly. Situation awareness has been identified as a key factor for success in how tactical decisions are made. This helps the police to perform secure and legally correct interventions and decisions. We collected the primary data from 21 interviews with police officers, supplemented by literature and documents. We analyzed the relationship between tactical methods and situation awareness. The purpose of the article is to explore the relationship between police tactics and police officers’ work with situation awareness. Situation awareness has been studied through the lens of the Swedish police general tactical explanation model. We discuss how the general tactical explanation model provides the conditions for the police officers’ explanations to achieve situation awareness. We conclude that if the general tactical explanation model is applied during tactical interventions there are better possibilities to achieve situation awareness.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2024.
Keywords [en]
Decision-making, Police, Situation awareness, Sweden, Tactical intervention
National Category
Social Sciences Interdisciplinary
Research subject
police science
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-223555DOI: 10.1007/s11896-024-09677-8Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-85190648797OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-223555DiVA, id: diva2:1852716
Available from: 2024-04-19 Created: 2024-04-19 Last updated: 2024-05-06

Open Access in DiVA

fulltext(1152 kB)71 downloads
File information
File name FULLTEXT01.pdfFile size 1152 kBChecksum SHA-512
948b2a9a2995cbf63fee45ab25aba68f4cbca3552fed6f14d64ed4dc5e19d182202dc9feb334317294c37682719d4b8eac4c366b24693750b3335596325ed617
Type fulltextMimetype application/pdf

Other links

Publisher's full textScopus

Authority records

Hansson, JonasBorglund, Erik A. M.

Search in DiVA

By author/editor
Hansson, JonasBorglund, Erik A. M.
By organisation
Unit of Police Work
In the same journal
Journal of Police and Criminal Psychology
Social Sciences Interdisciplinary

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar
Total: 71 downloads
The number of downloads is the sum of all downloads of full texts. It may include eg previous versions that are now no longer available

doi
urn-nbn

Altmetric score

doi
urn-nbn
Total: 259 hits
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf