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The Self-Perceived Successful Hostage and Crisis Negotiator Profile: A Qualitative Assessment of Negotiator Competencies

Grubb, Amy, Brown, S.J., Hall, P. and Bowen, Erica (2018) The Self-Perceived Successful Hostage and Crisis Negotiator Profile: A Qualitative Assessment of Negotiator Competencies. Police Practice and Research: An International Journal. ISSN 1561-4263 (In Press)

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Hostage and crisis negotiators serve a vital function within modern-day policing and can play a role in whether individuals live or die. As such, it is important for us to understand which police officers are more suited to this complex and challenging role, to ensure that the most effective negotiators are selected and trained. The current paper outlines the findings from interviews conducted with 15 negotiators from nine English police forces. Using a grounded theoretical approach, a conceptual model of the successful negotiator profile was developed comprising three primary and 19 secondary categories. The three primary categories consisted of: ‘Negotiator entry requirements’, ‘Negotiator attributes’, and ‘Negotiator skills’ which taken together, can be used to depict a profile of the successful hostage and crisis negotiator. The profile is discussed with reference to the potential implications for current hostage and crisis negotiator/police officer selection and training practices.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: hostage and crisis negotiations, hostage and crisis negotiator, negotiator profile, negotiator competencies, negotiator selection
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: Academic Departments > Institute of Health and Society
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Depositing User: Amy Grubb
Date Deposited: 27 Apr 2018 13:04
Last Modified: 31 Dec 2018 14:48

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