Ross E Hendy

Ross E Hendy
Monash University (Australia) · School of Social Sciences

Doctor of Philosophy
Currently researching police shootings in the Anglo-American jurisdictions.

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Introduction
Currently researching police shootings in the Anglo-American jurisdictions: Australia, Canada, England & Wales, New Zealand, Scotland.
Additional affiliations
March 2019 - present
Monash University (Australia)
Position
  • Lecturer
February 2017 - January 2019
New Zealand Police
Position
  • Senior Researcher
January 2017 - May 2018
University of Cambridge
Position
  • Researcher
Education
October 2013 - November 2016
University of Cambridge
Field of study
  • Criminology
February 2009 - March 2012
Victoria University of Wellington
Field of study
  • Strategic Studies
January 2007 - October 2008
Victoria University of Wellington
Field of study
  • Policing Studies

Publications

Publications (25)
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This article introduces the author’s recent study on the ‘strategic impact’ of routinely arming the New Zealand Police and discusses how two significant research findings are consistent with published theory. First, the utility of taking a binary, black, and white approach when analysing the ‘routinely armed versus routinely unarmed’ debate, is lim...
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New Zealand Police is the chief law enforcement and policing agency in New Zealand. Established in 1886, on the final disbandment of an armed constabulary, New Zealand Police is notable in that it is one of five routinely unarmed police forces in the OECD. While research on New Zealand Police is limited, influences from nineteenth-century British p...
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Purpose This article explores officer use of suspicion before informal police-citizen encounters as a method to further understand police officer decision-making. There is a body of research focused on officer decision-making before formal “stop and search” encounters, yet, while the more informal “stop and chat” encounters are ubiquitous, they are...
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Many extol the virtue of ‘routinely unarmed’ policing. Indeed, the ability to practise without reliance on a demonstrable police power epitomises the romance of the ‘policing by consent’ model – where police officers are effective operators who can convince the hardiest person to acquiesce without recourse to the explicit threat of firearms. Yet Ne...
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This study of New Zealand and South Australian police officers examined behavioural exchanges between officers and citizens during 276 police–citizen encounters. Applying Deutsch’s theory of conflict resolution revealed a high frequency of information exchange by both officers and citizens, frequent use of verbal control by officers and infrequent...
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In this study, we compare the rates of New Zealand (NZ) and England and Wales (EW) police shootings from 1970 to 2020. Taking this long view lessens the stochastic effect of shootings over shorter time periods and reveals that the frequency of police shootings has increased in both jurisdictions over this period, despite police not being routinely...
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Between 2009 and 2016, New Zealand Police experienced a disproportionate increase in lower-priority mental health-related calls. This exploratory study uses content analysis to identify characteristics of these calls, including reasons for calling police, advice and actions undertaken by communications centres staff, and actions undertaken by front...
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Officers from the Norwegian police were routinely armed with firearms from July 2014 to February 2016 in response to a terror threat. This paper explores the experiences of a sample of officers (N=16) who were routinely armed during this period. The research took a mixed- methods approach using semi-structured interviews one month before the policy...
Conference Paper
A recent cross-national study of police officers from New Zealand and South Australia revealed the importance of procedural-orientated goals during police-citizen interaction during police-citizen encounters. Procedural conflict theory (PCT) recasts the understanding of police officer behaviour during routine police-citizen encounters. It explores...
Presentation
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This summary focuses on the data associated with the author's doctoral thesis: Procedural conflict and conflict resolution: a cross-national study of police officers from New Zealand and South Australia. It summarises the key research findings and recommendations. Further details of the relevant research literature, research methodology and detaile...
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Internationally police agencies reported steady increases in mental health-related demand for service. This increase in demand has significant implications on the resourcing and training needs of both frontline and call centre staff. Mental disorders comprise a broad range of psychological conditions and therefore are difficult to define concisely....
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Evidence-based policing is rapidly becoming adopted by policing agencies among policing jurisdictions. Many academic programmes have been established in higher education to train police managers in applied criminology. However, there is a lack of literature for police officer practitioner researchers (POPR) who might undertake qualitative research,...
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Evidence-based policing is rapidly becoming adopted by policing agencies among policing jurisdictions. Many academic programmes have been established in higher education to train police managers in applied criminology. However, there is a lack of literature for police officer practitioner researchers (POPR) who might undertake qualitative research,...
Thesis
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This research takes a cross-national approach to explore how police officers attempt conflict resolution in their day-to-day activities. Using comparisons of the behaviour of routinely armed officers from South Australia and routinely unarmed officers from New Zealand, this thesis chronicles a research journey which culminates with a new theoretica...
Research
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Blog entry on the BSC Policing Network website - follow the link to read the full article http://bscpolicingnetwork.com/pn-blog/
Conference Paper
For the most part, street crime occurs when participants are in a heightened emotional or physical state. Other types of crime such as dishonesty, theft, or shoplifting, result in the offender deceiving the victim. Effective police officers require substantial training (in the classroom and the field) to detect deception and develop their ‘policing...
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In the aftermath of the 22 February 2011 Christchurch earthquake (where approximately 185 people died) police officers from Australia deployed into Christchurch to assist New Zealand Police. Unlike their Australian counterparts, New Zealand Police are not routinely armed; they do not wear a firearm on their duty belt as a matter of course. As such,...
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It is believed that an armed police force interacts in society differently from an unarmed police force Little is known about how the change to an armed force will affect the relationship between the police and the public. This study identifies these issues by studying the police of England and Wales, Norway and Sweden. Prominent themes emerged inc...
Presentation
Promethean Unbound: Ross Hendy, Promethean Editions’ co-founder and publisher, surveys the fifteen-year history of the innovative music publishing company and discusses the company’s future. While studying composition in the early 1990s at Victoria University, Ross became aware of the art of music copying engraving. At the time, music typesetting...
Thesis
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Recently there have been calls to change the New Zealand Police firearm policy so that police officers are routinely armed at all times. It is believed that an armed police force interacts in society differently from an unarmed police force and little is known about how the change to an armed force will affect the relationship between the police an...

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This is part of my ongoing research interest in police practice, officer behaviour, the use of force, and the police use of firearms. This research considers these questions from cross-national perspectives and from the comparison of routinely armed police / routinely unarmed police practice.
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This is a mixed-methods study of routinely unarmed police officers from New Zealand and routinely armed police officers from South Australia.