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NCJ Number: 35230 Find in a Library
Title: POLICE - THE HUMAN DIMENSION - ETHICS, PART A
Author(s): E N SMITH
Corporate Author: Florida State University
United States of America
Project Director: E N SMITH; G L KIRKHAM
Date Published: 1975
Sponsoring Agency: Florida State University
Tallahassee, FL 32304
Harper and Row
New York, NY 10022
Not Available Through National Institute of Justice/NCJRS Document Loan Program
Rockville, MD 20849
US Dept of Justice
Washington, DC 20531
Grant Number: 74-DF-04-0020
Publication Number: 124-50104
Sale Source: Harper and Row
10 East 53rd Street
New York, NY 10022
United States of America

Not Available Through National Institute of Justice/NCJRS Document Loan Program
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THIS POLICE TRAINING FILM, ONE IN AN EIGHT-PART SERIES, USES PROBLEM SIMULATION TO GIVE OFFICERS THE OPPORTUNITY TO THINK THROUGH A VARIETY OF HUMAN RELATIONS SITUATIONS OF THE SORT TYPICALLY ENCOUNTERED IN THE LINE OF DUTY.
Abstract: THIS EIGHT-PART FILM SERIES, INTENDED FOR BOTH PRESERVICE AND IN-SERVICE POLICE TRAINING, IS DESIGNED TO STIMULATE DISCUSSION AND INVESTIGATE INTERPERSONAL RELATIONS ISSUES IN THE AREAS OF POLICE ETHICS, POLICE COMMUNITY RELATIONS, JOB-RELATED STRESSES, ABUSE OF AUTHORITY, AND POLICE MINORITY RELATIONS. THE FORTY OPENENDED PROBLEM SITUATIONS DEPICTED DO NOT LEND THEMSELVES TO 'PAT' ANSWERS SINCE EXTENUATING FACTORS HAVE BEEN INTERJECTED TO MITIGATE ANY ACTION TAKEN. INSTEAD, THEY ARE DESIGNED TO PROMOTE DISCUSSION ON THE WAY POLICE OFFICERS DO AND SHOULD REACT IN THE VARIOUS HUMAN RELATIONS SITUATIONS TYPICALLY ENCOUNTERED IN THE LINE OF DUTY. EMPHASIZED ARE THOSE SITUATIONS WHICH, TRADITIONALLY, THE AVERAGE OFFICER HAS BEEN POORLY EQUIPPED TO HANDLE. INDIVIDUAL VIGNETTES SHOW A ROOKIE BEING PRESSURED BY HIS VETERAN PARTNER TO ACCEPT A BRIBE OFFERED BY A CITIZEN STOPPED FOR DRUNK DRIVING, POLICE HANDLING OF A DOMESTIC QUARREL CALL, A VETERAN PATROL OFFICER'S REACTION TO BEING ASSIGNED A FEMALE ROOKIE AS A PARTNER, A PREJUDICED WHITE OFFICER'S HANDLING OF A 'NOISY PARTY' CALL INVOLVING BLACKS, AND OBJECTIONABLE BEHAVIOR BY OFFICERS IN OFF-DUTY SITUATIONS. OTHER SITUATIONS INVOLVE AN OFFICER BEING STRONGLY URGED TO LIE ON THE WITNESS STANDS IN ORDER TO 'PUT AWAY' A KNOWN CRIMINAL, AN OFFICER'S VIOLENT REACTION TO VERBAL ABUSE FROM PRIVATE CITIZENS, AND OFFICER'S REFUSING TO RESPOND TO 'TRIVIAL' CALLS. ALL OF THE SITUATIONS PRESENTED ARE DESIGNED TO ASSIST POLICE OFFICERS IN EXPLORING INDIVIDUALLY AND COLLECTIVELY BOTH THE NATURE OF THE PROBLEM AND THE CONSEQUENCES OF DIFFERENT COURSES OF ACTION, THUS PREPARING THEM TO DEAL WITH SIMILAR SITUATIONS IN THE FIELD. A BOOKLET OF INSTRUCTIONAL DISCUSSION GUIDELINES ACCOMPANIES EACH FILM. THE EIGHT FILMS ARE AS FOLLOWS: ETHICS, PARTS A AND B (NCJ-35230 AND 35235), AUTHORITY, PARTS A AND B (NCJ-35231 AND 35236), STRESS (NCJ-35232), MINORITIES (NCJ-35233), AND COMMUNITY, PARTS A AND B (NCJ-35234 AND 35237). (SNI ABSTRACT)
Index Term(s): Audiovisual aids; Code of ethics; Films; Patrol; Patrol procedures; Police corruption; Police human relations training; Police internal affairs
Note: *This document is currently unavailable from NCJRS. SERIES OF 8 FILMS (NCJ-35230-35237) ALSO AVAILABLE FOR AS SET
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