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NCJ Number: 159162 Find in a Library
Title: Use-of-Force: An Interdisciplinary and Behavioral Science Approach
Journal: Journal of Police and Criminal Psychology  Volume:10  Issue:3  Dated:(1995)  Pages:2-8
Author(s): T Baker; J Mackie
Date Published: 1995
Page Count: 7
Type: Survey
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This article describes the development of a use-of-force or self-defense training program for police officers that would meet the learner's needs in the cognitive, affective, psychomotor, and social dimensions.
Abstract: The first step in the training development process was to review the professional literature and to generate an interdisciplinary program based on the behavioral sciences and martial arts. The literature provided information on pre-event factors, event survival, event analysis, and the post-event phase. The training program is then described in terms of its philosophy, course components, organizing centers, and general learning objectives. The program developers focused on selecting meaningful learning experiences and developing police training evaluation procedures. 7 references
Main Term(s): Police defensive training
Index Term(s): Crime prevention planning; Criminology; Martial arts; Training needs assessment
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