Police Scotland praised for ‘influence policing’, but report warns of wider harm from unethical ‘nudge campaigns’

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A new report funded by the Scottish Institute for Policing Research has highlighted Police Scotland's ethical and effective use of ‘influence policing’, which uses ‘nudge campaigns’ as part of a strategic communications approach to changing offenders’ behaviour; but researchers have also voiced concerns over the harmful and unethical use of similar approaches by other UK bodies, as Policing Insight’s Sarah Gibbons reports.

Period24 Oct 2023

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  • TitlePolice Scotland praised for ‘influence policing’, but report warns of wider harm from unethical ‘nudge campaigns’
    Degree of recognitionNational
    Media name/outletPolicing Insight
    Media typeWeb
    Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
    Date24/10/23
    DescriptionA new report funded by the Scottish Institute for Policing Research has highlighted Police Scotland's ethical and effective use of ‘influence policing’, which uses ‘nudge campaigns’ as part of a strategic communications approach to changing offenders’ behaviour; but researchers have also voiced concerns over the harmful and unethical use of similar approaches by other UK bodies, as Policing Insight’s Sarah Gibbons reports.
    Producer/AuthorSarah Gibbons
    PersonsBen Collier