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Handbook of Police Psychology

Edited by: Jack Kitaeff

Print publication date:  February  2011
Online publication date:  March  2011

Print ISBN: 9780415877664
eBook ISBN: 9780203836170
Adobe ISBN: 9781136861697


Book description

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.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  History of Police Psychology Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Police-Specific Psychological Services Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Legal Issues in Hiring and Promotion of Police Officers Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Ethical Issues in Police Psychology Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Probation and Surveillance Officer Candidates Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Criterion-Related Validity in Police Psychological Evaluations Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Pre-Employment Screening of Police Officers Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Appraising and Managing Police Officer Performance Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Assessments for Selection and Promotion of Police Officers Download PDF
Chapter  10:  The Integration Section of Forensic Psychological Evaluation Reports in Law Enforcement Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Challenging the Police De-Selection Process During the Psychological Interview Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Police Couples Counseling/Assessment and Use of the Inwald Relationship Surveys Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Principles of Fitness-for-Duty Evaluations for Police Psychologists Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Methods for Real-Time Assessment of Operational Stress During Realistic Police Tactical Training Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Police Use of Force Download PDF
Chapter  16:  The Role of Psychologist as a Member of a Crisis Negotiation Team Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Domestic Violence Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Police Interviews with Suspects Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Applying Restorative Justice Principles in Law Enforcement Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Police Personality Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Police and Public Safety Complex Trauma and Grief Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Suicide and Law Enforcement Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Cops in Trouble Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Critical Incidents Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Developing and Maintaining Successful Peer Support Programs in Law Enforcement Organizations Download PDF
Chapter  26:  The Disconnected Values Model Download PDF
Subject_Index Download PDF
Author_Index Download PDF
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