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Executive Director’s Corner Fall 2017

Posted by Lucas Czarnecki •

"...Thanks to all who attended the 2017 ISPP Annual Scientific Meeting in Edinburgh this past June/July and helped make it a successful event...In 2018 we are headed to San Antonio, Texas (U.S.) at the Hilton Palacio del Rio hotel, located right on San Antonio’s world famous River Walk...In other news, the ISPP Central Office has been busily training on new software for membership, conference registration, and conference proposal submission. We expect to switch over very soon..."

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Kudos Column: Faye Barth-Farkas

Posted by Patricio Saavedra Morales •

Traditionally, the police force has been viewed as a para-military organization, characterized by a bureaucratic line of conduct and a reluctance to accept or implement change (Coleman, 2008). The particularity of public organizations in general, and unique institutions like the police specifically, has led to some hesitation in directly applying leadership theories derived from research in the private sector.

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ISPP EARLY CAREER BLOG: OPEN CALL FOR ARTICLES.

Posted by Patricio Saavedra Morales •

We are continuously working on improving and expanding the scope of the ISPP ECC blog, in particular, to increase early career scholar inclusion and diversity. Getting your work published on the ISPP website is an excellent way to disseminate your research, increase your visibility, and invite future collaboration possibilities. This is a great opportunity whether you are a PhD student, Postdoc, or early career researcher.

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Performing art and performing politics

Posted by Patricio Saavedra Morales •

"....The suggestion that performing arts can help us understand political impact is not so far-fetched. Journalist Gwynn Guilford went “under-cover” to some of the rallies that Donald Trump organized, and describes their impact on the crowd. Everything seems orchestrated in such a way that the audience is physically and emotionally captured by the performance. After a long, ritualized, build-up, a strong sense of communion develops between the audience and Trump in which "we" unite to fight against common enemies and for a common cause. According to Guilford (2016) the key to Trump's political success lies in “his relationship with the crowd”.

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Kudos Column: Richard Philpot

Posted by Patricio Saavedra Morales •

Aggression and violence can result in physical, psychological and societal harm, all of which burden public services and concern communities. Given these considerations, there is an inherent need for research to better understand, predict, and prevent violence in public spaces; however, our methods are limited. Police-recorded crime data offers ...

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(Not so) subtle effects of sexism and gender stereotypes and forms of resistance

Posted by Patricio Saavedra Morales •

Dr. Soledad de Lemus. "...what coping strategies do women use to deal with sexism as a constant threat to their agency and perhaps value as a group. The ways in which women respond to such threats may vary from more spontaneous individual actions, such as individually confronting a sexist comment, to more organised collective ones, such as social protests."

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Kudos Column: Dr. Gloria Jimenez-Moya

Posted by Patricio Saavedra Morales •

I have always been curious (as a researcher as well as a citizen) about the fact that sometimes members from underprivileged groups, not only seem to give up when it comes to their disadvantaged situation but also seem to think that they deserve it somehow. What would be the consequences of such resignation for social change?

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