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Title: Psychological Screening Program for Correction Officer Applicants
Author(s): Leonard I. Morgenbesser Ph.D.; Arthur Sichel Ph.D.
Corporate Author: State of New York Dept of Correctional Services
United States of America
Date Published: 1999
Page Count: 10
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Rockville, MD 20849-6000
State of New York Dept of Correctional Services
Albany, NY 12226
Sale Source: State of New York Dept of Correctional Services
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United States of America

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Type: Report (Annual/Periodic)
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This thirteenth report of the Psychological Screening Program for applicants to become correctional officers for the New York State Department of Correctional Services summarizes the program’s activities for 1998.
Abstract: The legislature initially mandated the program in 1983 and has amended the law covering the program five times, most recently in April 1998. The program’s goal is to identify individuals displaying psychopathology or other psychological limitations that could significantly impair job performance and effectiveness. The program currently operates through a consultant contract. The psychological screening firm issued 1,701 final psychological ratings in 1998. Candidates appeared at the Albany Training Academy and completed a psychological test battery consisting of Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory-2, revised NEO Personal Inventory, the Quick Test, and Law Enforcement Screening Inventory. The candidate next completes a clinical interview with a psychologist. The psychologist considers the candidate’s personal history, psychological testing, and crucial job performance features. The final report integrates these three dimensions, comments on the interview, and rates the candidate on a six-point scale. Tables
Main Term(s): Corrections personnel selection
Index Term(s): New York; Psychological evaluation
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