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NCJ Number: 67173 Find in a Library
Title: POLICE TRAINING (FROM THE ROLE OF THE FORENSIC PSYCHOLOGIST, 1980, BY GERALD COOKE - SEE NCJ-67157)
Author(s): A M PISA; W A MUGRAUER
Corporate Author: Charles C. Thomas
United States of America
Date Published: 1980
Page Count: 11
Sponsoring Agency: Charles C. Thomas
Springfield, IL 62704
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THE VARIOUS FIELDS IN WHICH PSYCHOLOGISTS HAVE BEEN ABLE TO PROVIDE POLICE DEPARTMENTS WITH TRAINING AND EXPERTISE ARE DESCRIBED.
Abstract: THE GROWING IMPETUS TOWARD PROFESSIONALISM AND COMMUNITY-ORIENTED SERVICES IN LAW ENFORCEMENT DELIVERY DURING THE PAST DECADE REPRESENTS A WELCOME OPPORTUNITY FOR INTERACTION AMONG POLICE AND PROFESSIONAL IN THE MEDICAL, LEGAL, AND MENTAL HEALTH FIELDS. PSYCHOLOGISTS HAVE BEEN INSTRUMENTAL IN DEVISING TRAINING AND CONSULTING PROGRAMS TO IMPROVE THE POLICE DEPARTMENT'S IMAGE WITH THE GENERAL PUBLIC AND TARGET SUBPOPULATIONS OF THE COMMUNITY. PSYCHOLOGICAL EXPERTISE IS REQUIRED BY POLICE PERSONNEL IN THE AREA OF COMMUNITY RELATIONS, IN FAMILY CRISIS INTERVENTION, AND IN OTHER SPECIALIZED INTERVENTION AREAS (E.G., RAPE INVESTIGATIONS, EMERGENCY APPREHENSIONS OF MENTALLY DISTURBED PATIENTS). PROGRAMS ADDRESSING ISSUES RELATED TO THE PERSONAL ADJUSTMENT OF POLICE OFFICERS HAVE ALSO BEEN DEVELOPED BY PSYCHOLOGISTS, WHO RECOGNIZE THE HIGH DEGREE OF STRESS INVOLVED IN POLICE WORK. PSYCHOLOGISTS HAVE DEVELOPED POLICE TRAINING MODELS, THE MOST EFFECTIVE OF WHICH EMPHASIZES A CONSULTING APPROACH THAT REINFORCES THE VIEW OF THE POLICE OFFICER AS A SERVICE PROFESSIONAL. A LIST OF 25 REFERENCES IS INCLUDED. (LGR)
Index Term(s): Community relations; Crisis intervention; Psychologists; Psychologists role in policing; Staff development training
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