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NCJ Number: 98241 Find in a Library
Title: Applicant Investigation Techniques in Law Enforcement
Author(s): J P Harlan
Date Published: 1985
Page Count: 173
Sponsoring Agency: Charles C. Thomas
Springfield, IL 62704
Sale Source: Charles C. Thomas
2600 South First Street
Springfield, IL 62704
United States of America
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Intended as a guide for police administrators and other individuals responsible for investigating the background of police job applicants, this text analyzes the main elements of applicant evaluation -- mental and physical assessment, interview, and polygraphy -- and explains legal issues pertinent to the screening process. More than half the book consists of appendixes that include a table of legal cases, sample investigative forms, cover letters, a privacy waiver, and suggestions for how to ascertain various types of applicant background information and records. A 117-item bibliography is provided.
Index Term(s): Background investigations; Personnel evaluation techniques; Police personnel selection; Polygraphs; Procedure manuals
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