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Volume 4 Issue 5 (December 1994), Pages fmi-fmi, 313-376

Aggression of police officers as a function of temperature: An experiment with the fire arms training system (pages 365-370)


The impact of temperature on police officers' tension, perception, and behaviour in police—offender interactions was investigated. It was hypothesized that increased temperature results in: (1) increased tension; (2) a negative impression of the offender; and (3) aggressive behaviour. The findings confirmed these hypotheses. Finally, some implications of the results are discussed.

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