The Freud Museum

Events Archive

20 April 2016

Policing a complex, challenging and turbulent society: A Freudian Perspective?

Peter Villiers

Are you interested in the police, and in policing?

Of course. Everyone is. In a liberal democracy, the police have a complex and often controversial role.

  • What is it?
  • How do the police themselves see their role?
  • What challenges does this present to the police psyche?
  • What might Freud have to tell us about all this?

Police Myths and Realities
Peter Villiers explores the myth of policing by consent and reviews the challenges of discretion

Join us, and share your own perspective.

Peter Villiers worked for many years at the police staff college, where he concluded his career as head of human rights. He is the author of many books, articles and essays on policing, ethics, leadership and human rights.

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