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NCJ Number: 98606 Find in a Library
Title: Administrative, Legal, and Ethical Practices in the Psychological Testing of Law Enforcement Officers
Journal: Journal of Criminal Justice  Volume:13  Issue:4  Dated:(1985)  Pages:367-372
Author(s): R E Inwald
Date Published: 1985
Page Count: 6
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Recently, more law enforcement agencies have chosen to use psychological testing as an important component of their preemployment screening programs.
Abstract: Important legal and ethical issues have been raised by the increased use of psychological testing for this purpose. These issues include the applicant's right to privacy, the validity of the psychological instrument(s) used, the definition of what constitutes an 'unsuitable' candidate, and the existence of racial and/or sexual bias. This article presents ten suggestions that address some of these issues and that may aid law enforcement agencies in adopting the spirit of the Uniform Guidelines on Employee Selection Procedures and other psychological-testing standards. (Author abstract)
Index Term(s): National Conference of Commissioners on State Laws; Personality assessment; Personnel evaluation; Physiological requirements; Police personnel selection
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