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Title: Police Training in Cyberspace
Journal: Law and Order  Volume:48  Issue:5  Dated:May 2000  Pages:121-124
Author(s): Thomas E. Baker; Jane Piland-Baker
Editor(s): Bruce Cameron
Date Published: May 2000
Page Count: 4
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Type: Report (Technical)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Computer training enhances police performance and personal competencies; in particular, interactive firearms and driving simulators offer realistic training scenarios and computer training programs enhance police skills and performance in such areas as coping with stress, thinking when exhausted, and maintaining self-control.
Abstract: Cyberspace technology represents a new way to access the minds of police officers. The use of multiple senses and interactive learning modalities enhances instructor presentations. While the lecture method undeniably remains the foundation of police training, instructor reliance on a single teaching method neglects an opportunity to relate to police officers with diverse learning styles. Steps to guide the introduction of cyberspace training to police officers are incorporated in the acronym PREPARE (plan, rehearse, early intervention, proceed, active learning, review, and evaluate). The PREPARE approach is viewed as an effective way of meeting cyberspace training requirements of the new millennium and as a cost-effective way of training police officers. 1 photograph
Main Term(s): Police computer training
Index Term(s): Computer aided operations; Science and Technology; Teaching/training techniques
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