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NCJ Number: 156539 Find in a Library
Title: Police Psychology Into the 21st Century
Editor(s): M I Kurke; E M Scrivner
Date Published: 1995
Page Count: 546
Sponsoring Agency: Lawrence Erlbaum Assoc
Mahawah, NJ 07430
Publication Number: ISBN 0-8058-1344-6
Sale Source: Lawrence Erlbaum Assoc
Publicity Manager
10 Industrial Avenue
Mahawah, NJ 07430
United States of America
Type: Issue Overview
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Recent years have seen the development of police psychology as an important field of research and professional application, and various psychological disciplines have played a significant role in law enforcement agencies.
Abstract: In presenting police psychology as an evolving arena in the managerial and operational environment of law enforcement, book chapters are organized in seven parts. The first part contains a history of police psychological services and a discussion on professional concerns in the delivery of psychological services to police. The next three parts focus on core technologies of police psychology (evaluation, counseling, and training). Chapters specifically address personal reliability, legal issues, psychological fitness of law enforcement officers for duty, forensic psychology, employee assistance programs in police organizations, critical incident debriefing, police families, counseling issues related to police diversity, the role of police psychologists in training, and hostage negotiations training. The final three parts examine ways in which psychologists can support police organizations, organizational development and support, and new directions in police psychology (community policing, human resources management, human factors psychology, and strategic planning). References, tables, and figures
Main Term(s): Police psychologists
Index Term(s): Counseling; Criminology; Employee assistance programs; Forensic psychology; History of policing; Police psychological training; Psychological evaluation; Psychologists role in policing; Victims of Crime
Note: Series in Applied Psychology
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