Handbook of Police Psychology

Handbook of Police Psychology

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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 nationa€™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.Among the criticisms noted was that the CSC failed to do a job analysis, the test contained 20 items on civics-related issues that were deemed unrelated to firefighting, and the CSC eliminated a ... Civil Service (1980), in which the 2nd Circuit established important precedents for content validity. ... used by the New York State Department of Civil Service for promotion of correctional officers to sergeant.


Title:Handbook of Police Psychology
Author: Jack Kitaeff
Publisher:Routledge - 2011-03-17
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