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NCJ Number: 149202 Find in a Library
Title: Psychological Screening Program for Correction Officer Applicants
Author(s): M Tatar; L I Morgenbesser
Corporate Author: New York State Dept of Correctional Services
United States of America
Date Published: 1993
Page Count: 21
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
New York State Dept of Correctional Services
Albany, NY 12226
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America

New York State Dept of Correctional Services
Bldg 2
Harriman Office Campus
1220 Washington Avenue
Albany, NY 12226
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Report (Annual/Periodic)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: From May 1992 through August 1993, a total of 1,890 correction officer applicants in New York State were processed through the Psychological Screening Program.
Abstract: The psychological screening administered to each correction officer applicant consists of the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory (MMPI), the Inwald Personality Inventory (IPI), and the Correction Officer Interest Blank. Each officer candidate also has a personal interview with a staff psychologist who reviews the applicant's test scores and writes a report recommending or not recommending the candidate for hire. Psychologically disqualified candidates can appeal the decision to an independent advisory board. Candidates are evaluated on 11 rating dimensions reflective of overall psychological functioning and adjustment. These include interview behavior, interpersonal relationships, employment history, arrest history, motor vehicle violations, military history, MMPI results, IPI results, aggression/violence history, alcohol or drug abuse, and psychiatric history. 3 tables and 1 appendix
Main Term(s): Corrections
Index Term(s): Corrections personnel selection; New York; Psychological evaluation
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