Like me many of you will have tuned into to hear the verdict in the case against police officer Derek Chauvin. A training I was delivering to future US Police and Public Safety Chiefs ended some thirty minutes before the verdict was delivered. Whilst the guilty verdicts will provide some justice for family members and… Continue reading A Preventable Killing…..
There’s a lot of debate just now suggesting men must challenge other men on their sexist behaviour. Whilst I agree and feel comfortable in my own ability to do so, it’s not as simple as that, especially for men who want to help but lack skills or reassurance that they will be supported. This is… Continue reading Moral Courage
Despite the passing of nearly 35 years an event I experienced in my early years as a police officer has remained with me. In the late 1980’s I was supporting the policing of a rugby international at Murrayfield stadium in Edinburgh. My job that day was to manage one of the busiest traffic crossroads on… Continue reading What happens next?
In 1961 Stanley Milgram conducted a number of experiments which looked at the power of authority to force people to commit acts of violence. Whilst these experiments had focus on obedience, it raised the question that violence has to start somewhere. In the case of the Milgram experiments the ‘descent to evil’ started at 15… Continue reading It starts with 15 amps
Good morning my name is Graham Goulden. Can I first of all thank the organisers for the invitation both to speak at this event and now as I've just found out to open it as well. I’m here today representing LEAP Scotland. This relatively new branch of the ‘Law Enforcement Action Partnership’ is a group… Continue reading Reflections from the front line…….