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Police Psychology Into the 21st Century

Police Psychology Into the 21st Century Book
Author : Martin I. Kurke,Ellen M. Scrivner
Publisher : Psychology Press
Release : 2013-04-15
ISBN : 1135807434
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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As we approach the 21st century, there is a discernable shift in policing, from an incident-driven perspective to a proactive problem solving stance often described as "community policing." In this volume a panel of 21 psychologists examine the changing directions in policing and how such changes impact on psychological service delivery and operational support to law enforcement agencies. The book describes existing and emerging means of providing psychological support to the law enforcement community in response to police needs to accommodate new technology, community-oriented problem solving technology, crime prevention, and sensitivity to community social changes. Senior psychologists who are sworn officers, federal agents and civilian employees of federal, state and local law enforcement agencies comprise the team of chapter authors. Their perspectives encompass their collective experience "in the trenches" and in law enforcement management and administrative support roles. They discuss traditional applications of psychology to police selection, training and promotion processes, and in trauma stress management and evaluation of fitness for duty. Concerns related to police diversity and police family issues are also addressed, as are unique aspects of police stress management. Additional chapters are dedicated to establishing psychological service functions that currently are less familiar to police agencies than they are to other government and private sector service recipients. These chapters are devoted to police psychologists as human resource professionals, as human factors experts in accommodating to new technology and to new legal requirements, as organizational behavioral experts, and as strategic planners. This text is recommended reading for two groups: *police and public safety administators whose work takes them--or should take them--into contact with police psychologists; *practicing and would-be police psychologists concerned with the emerging trends in the application of psychology to police and other public safety programs.

Personality Assessment in Police Psychology

Personality Assessment in Police Psychology Book
Author : Peter A. Weiss
Publisher : Charles C Thomas Publisher
Release : 2010
ISBN : 0398079153
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In recent years, personality assessment by professional psychologists has taken on an increasingly important role in the field of police work. Most importantly, personality assessment instruments have been utilized in the pre-employment psychological screening of police officer candidates. This psychological screening takes place at the end of the hiring process to ensure that candidates do not have personality characteristics or existing psychopathology that would interfere with their job performance. Personality assessment is also used for other applications in police psychology. These applications include fitness-for-duty evaluations (FFDEs) and second opinion evaluations of officers who challenge hiring decisions. Moreover, police psychologists are involved in a considerable amount of research in order to determine which tests and scales are most appropriate for evaluations. The present volume is divided into four parts to cover the relevant issues in personality assessment for police work. Part I provides an introduction and the basic principles of personality assessment in police psychology. Part II focuses on the major assessment instruments used in police psychology. These include the MMPI-2, the Personality Assessment Inventory (PAI), the Inwald Personality Inventory (IPI) and Hilson Tests, the M-PULSE Inventory, pre-offer integrity instruments, and the Rorschach Comprehensive System. Part III examines multiple issues in personality assessment research in the field of police psychology. Part IV covers applications of personality assessment in police psychology. These applications include pre-employment evaluations, fitness for duty evaluations, conditional second opinion psychological evaluations of candidates, using multiple sources of information when conducting mandatory or required evaluations, and the politics of personality assessment in police agencies. This unique and comprehensive text is designed for psychologists who are actively working in the field of law enforcement, including psychologists in both applied and research/academic settings.

Police Psychology

Police Psychology Book
Author : David J. Thomas
Publisher : ABC-CLIO
Release : 2011
ISBN : 0313387281
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Go behind the scenes of police work with this unique book that opens the door to the psychological side of policing. * Case studies that illustrate the impact of psychology on issues such as race, perception, and decision-making * Case studies of officers who have experienced traumatic events, showing how the incidents impacted their personal lives * Samples of a victimology checklist, a crime scene behavior checklist, and an offender characteristic checklist

Police Psychology

Police Psychology Book
Author : Martin Reiser
Publisher : L E H I Publishing Company
Release : 1982
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A collection of papers deals with the range of activities and considerations of the psychologist working within a law enforcement agency, including stress, suicide, mental health, the police personality, and hostage negotiation. Following a discussion of the police psychologist, training programs for police sergeants which instruct them in the warning signs of emotional problems are portrayed. Chapters focusing on psychological consultation include discussions of an evaluation of police behavioral science services, police consultations, and a jail division study. Psychological research in an urban police department is also considered, and a series of papers on mental health considers police officers as mental health agents and mental health in police work and training. A section on psychological testing includes consideration of selection and promotion, police profiles and psychological assessment, and the psychological assessment of barricaded suspects and hostage negotiators. A section on stress deals with some organizational stresses on police officers, stress and adaptation in police work, and the management of job-related stress. Other general topics discussed are police divorce, police suicide, police officer wives, the use of suggestibility in hostage negotiations, hypnosis, psychics and major crimes, crime and delinquency, and grant proposals for various projects centered in psychological concerns in a police department.

Practical Police Psychology

Practical Police Psychology Book
Author : Laurence Miller
Publisher : Charles C Thomas Publisher
Release : 2006
ISBN : 0398076375
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Police Psychology and Its Growing Impact on Modern Law Enforcement

Police Psychology and Its Growing Impact on Modern Law Enforcement Book
Author : Mitchell, Cary L.,Dorian, Edrick H.
Publisher : IGI Global
Release : 2016-09-12
ISBN : 1522508147
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Police psychology has become an integral part of present-day police agencies, providing support in the areas of personnel assessment, individual and organizational intervention, consultation, and operational assistance. Research-based resources contribute to those efforts by shedding light on best practices, identifying recent research and developments, and calling attention to important challenges and growth areas that remain. Police Psychology and Its Growing Impact on Modern Law Enforcement emphasizes key elements of police psychology as it relates to current issues and challenges in law enforcement and police agencies. Focusing on topics relevant to assessment and evaluation of applicants and incumbent officers, clinical intervention and prevention, employee wellness and support, operational consultation, and emerging trends and developments, this edited publication is an essential reference source for practicing police psychologists, researchers, graduate-level students, and law enforcement executives.

The Role of Police Psychology in Controlling Excessive Force

The Role of Police Psychology in Controlling Excessive Force Book
Author : Ellen M. Scrivner
Publisher : DIANE Publishing
Release : 1994
ISBN : 0788114344
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Discusses the role of police psychologists in preventing and identifying individual police officers at risk for use of excessive, nonlethal force and the factors that contribute to police use of excessive force in performing their duties. Includes results of a survey conducted with 65 police psychologists in which they were asked what types of professional services they provided to police departments and how these services were used to control use of force.

Death Work

Death Work Book
Author : Vincent E. Henry
Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
Release : 2004
ISBN : 0195157656
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Through extensive field observation and structured interviews with NYPD officers, Henry reveals patterns of psychological transformation and social consequences of police encounters with death.

Handbook of Police Psychology

Handbook of Police Psychology Book
Author : Jack Kitaeff
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2011-03-17
ISBN : 1136861688
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Handbook of Police Psychology represents the contributions of over thirty police psychologists, all experts in their field, on the core subject matters of police psychology. Police psychology is broadly defined as the application of psychological principles and methods to law enforcement. This growing area includes topics such as screening and hiring of police officers; conducting screening for special squads (e.g., SWAT); fitness-for-duty evaluations; investigations, hostage negotiations; training and consultation, and stress counseling, among others. The book examines the beginnings of police psychology and early influences on the profession such as experimental investigations of psychological testing on police attitude and performance. Influential figures in the field of police psychology are discussed, including the nation’s first full-time police psychologist who served on the Los Angeles Police Department, and the first full-time police officer to earn a doctorate in psychology while still in uniform with the New York Police Department.

Current Perspectives in Forensic Psychology and Criminal Justice

Current Perspectives in Forensic Psychology and Criminal Justice Book
Author : Curt R. Bartol,Anne M. Bartol
Publisher : SAGE
Release : 2006
ISBN : 9781412925907
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Current Perspectives in Forensic Psychology and Criminal Justice is a dynamic reader that provides cutting-edge research in police and correctional psychology, the psychology of crime and victimization, and psychology as applied to criminal and civil courts. Addressing key topics in each of three major course areas—criminal behavior, forensic psychology, and psychology and law—the book highlights how forensic psychology has contributed to the understanding of criminal behavior and crime prevention. Editors Curt R. Bartol and Anne M. Bartol have assembled published journal articles, as well as commentaries written specifically for this book by forensics experts, to provide an overview of the wide array of prevalent theories in this field.

Police Psychology

Police Psychology Book
Author : Paulo Barbosa Marques,Mauro Paulino
Publisher : Academic Press
Release : 2020-05-29
ISBN : 0128167475
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Police Psychology: New Trends in Forensic Psychological Science is a relatively new specialty that can be broadly defined as the application of psychological principles and methods to assist law enforcement. This publication aims to bring together the contributions of some of the most prolific authors in the field to bridge the gap between the knowledge base of researchers, practitioners, and policymakers regarding the interface of psychological sciences and law enforcement. Explores the contribution of psychology on the way patrol officers deal with offenders with mental illness or respond and assess the risk of vulnerable victims (e.g. domestic violence, sexual assault) Contains ethically correct investigation techniques Written by the foremost authorities on the subject from around the globe

Controlling Police Use of Excessive Force

Controlling Police Use of Excessive Force Book
Author : Ellen M. Scrivner
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1994
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Library of Congress Subject Headings

Library of Congress Subject Headings Book
Author : Library of Congress
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2013
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Modern Police Psychology

Modern Police Psychology Book
Author : James Thomas Chandler
Publisher : Charles C Thomas Pub Limited
Release : 1990
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Psychology of Police Confession and the Impact of Miranda

The Psychology of Police Confession and the Impact of Miranda Book
Author : Robert Bruce Leibowitz
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1991
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Psychology of Crime and Criminal Justice

Psychology of Crime and Criminal Justice Book
Author : Hans Toch
Publisher : Waveland PressInc
Release : 1986
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Psychology of Police Deadly Force Encounters

The Psychology of Police Deadly Force Encounters Book
Author : Laurence Miller
Publisher : Charles C Thomas Publisher
Release : 2020-02-11
ISBN : 0398093261
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Psychology of Police Deadly Force Encounters: Science, Practice, and Police is a fascinating look into the reality of police work. The author integrates noted theories into a “street-wise” understanding of being a police officer. The focus of this book is on the use of deadly force by officers—a topic of considerable importance. The author discusses the psychosocial aspects of deadly force use, stemming from the individual officer, the situation, organizational influences, and the police culture. Expanding further into social issues, the controversial topic of race and use of deadly force is discussed. This depiction looks at both sides—that of racial victimization and that of the police—which helps to provide a rather unique perspective on this important issue. Of interest, the author breaks down the different dimensions of cognition as a factor in decision making among police, including the perception of the situation, the action taken depending on that perception, and the role of present and past memory. This will make for a useful training topic to alert officers to the cognitive processes that go into deadly force use—processes that they have the control to change to make a better decision. Next, the book delves into the biological factors that may be involved in police decision making—again where deadly force is involved. The various negative psychological impacts that a deadly force situation may bring about are identified and explained. This book will be useful as a tool for both law enforcement practitioners and researchers to better understand the intricacies of deadly force by the police. For researchers, the book has a multitude of references available for further exploration. It will prove to be a useful guide and reference volume for police managers and supervisors, mental health clinicians, investigators, attorneys, judges, law enforcement educators and trainers, rank and file police officers, including expert witnesses.

The Psychological Effects of Police Work

The Psychological Effects of Police Work Book
Author : Philip Bonifacio
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release : 1991-10-31
ISBN : 9780306439551
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book adopts a psychodynamic approach to explore the motivations, anxieties, psychological defenses, and resultant behavior of male police officers in urban settings. The author provides a theoretical overview of the psychodynamic approach to human behavior and discusses the concept of ambivalence -- the simultaneous feeling of love and hate -- that exists between the policeman and the public, the police department, his family and friends, and his fellow officers. A core section of the book examines the policeman's love and hatred for his job. Other chapters detail how policemen cope with ambivalence; outline the role of defense mechanisms as coping devices; and explore the issues of police stress, the police personality, myths of the "dumb cop," police corruption, and police brutality. The book concludes with a discussion of the problems of police officer alcohol abuse, suicide, marital difficulties, trauma, and line-of-duty injuries followed by proposals for addressing the pervasive influence of ambivalence on policemen; these proposals are addressed to the public, the police department, the officer's family and friends, fellow police officers, and the individual officer.

Psychology and Law

Psychology and Law Book
Author : Friedrich Lösel,Doris Bender,Thomas Bliesener
Publisher : Walter de Gruyter
Release : 1992-01-01
ISBN : 3110879778
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Psychology and Policing

Psychology and Policing Book
Author : Peter Ainsworth
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2012-12-06
ISBN : 113599790X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Applied psychology has become increasingly important in the work of policing, police training and the academic study of policing. This book provides a highly accessible account of the way in which psychological principles and practices are applied to policing, reflecting the increasing attention being given to this area in the light of recent concerns about police training and its effectiveness - for example the MacPherson report. The book sets out the main areas of applied psychology which have particular relevance for policing, looking at how these impact in practice on police work - retrieving information, interviewing suspects, understanding crime patterns and profiling offenders, and negotiation and hostage taking. The author concludes with an assessment of the usefulness of psychology in police work, and the pitfalls and problems which arise with its use.