Investigation into the Perceptions of Police Control
Room Staff of the Influence of the Full Moon
This paper is based on research amongst police staff,
into the frequently-encountered idea that full moons
are times when there are peaks of anti-social behaviour.
As well as the inherent interest of the subject,
it sheds a great deal of light on the issues facing
a researcher into astrology.
paper was written for the MA programme at Bath Spa
University. Its author, Petra Stapp, is now pursuing
a PhD at the University of Kent.
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