Policing the COVID-19 Pandemic

In this presentation we will talk about our COVID-19 research. Our research focuses on Australians’ perceptions of authority during the pandemic; specifically, the government’s handling of the pandemic response, as well as the way police have enforced the COVID-19 restrictions.

Our research demonstrates the value that social science offers for understanding people’s behaviour during the pandemic. Until a vaccine is found, our success in keeping COVID-19 cases at manageable levels in Australia depends on an appreciation of the psychological factors driving human behaviour.

About the presenters:

Kristina Murphy is a Professor and Australian Research Council Future Fellow. Elise Sargeant is a Senior Lecturer and Molly McCarthy is a Griffith University Postdoctoral Fellow. All three presenters are policing scholars with interests in policing, compliance, and human behaviour. All are based at the Griffith Criminology Institute at Griffith University.

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