Season 2 Episode 24: From Police Inspector to “Moral Rebel”: An interview with Graham Goulden
Ask Graham Goulden about the Bystander Approach to violence prevention, he’ll talk to you about being a “moral rebel.” “Moral rebels” intervene to stop violence when others standby. “Moral rebels” act when others walk away. Graham, a former Scottish police officer and Chief Investigator specializing in criminal investigation, drug investigation, training and crime prevention, is a passionate advocate of the bystander approach. Graham focuses on teaching concrete behavioral strategies to safely intervene in the attitudes which promote abuse & sexual violence well before violence occurs. He speaks about concrete ways we can train our brain to intervene & hold our friends & loved ones accountable and become effective active bystanders.
In this episode, Ruth & David talk with Graham about his active bystander work within law enforcement where attitudes of organizational self protection and misapplied notions of loyalty often harm those reporting dangerous & criminal behaviors by co workers. David & Ruth discuss with Graham:
- His involvement with a recent Scottish National Police’s “Don’t Be That Guy” campaign focused on men’s sexually assaultive attitudes & behaviors.
- Concrete actions can bystanders take to safely intervene when they see men behaving in abusive ways
- Changing law enforcement attitudes around perpetration of intimate partner & sexual violence
Learn more about Graham Goulden’s Cultivating Minds UK