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  NCJ Number: NCJ 150063     Find in a Library
  Title: Controlling Police Use of Excessive Force: The Role of the Police Psychologist, Research in Brief
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  Author(s): E M Scrivner
  Corporate Author: National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
US Department of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America

US Dept of Justice NIJ Pub
United States of America
  Date Published: 1994
  Page Count: 6
  Series: NIJ Research in Brief
  Annotation: This paper discusses the role of police psychologists in identifying officers at risk of using excessive force and in preventing its use.
  Abstract: Police psychologists were interviewed to examine the types of services they provide and how those services are used to counter potential police violence. The most frequently provided psychological services were counseling and evaluation, more than monitoring and training officers in appropriate behavior. Psychologists have created several profiles of officers at risk of excessive violence. Those psychologists interviewed for this study recommended increasing behavioral monitoring and providing better training as means of preventing the use of violence. In addition, the psychologists advocated the creation of screening methods that would enable them to examine candidate officers' decisionmaking abilities and quality of interpersonal relations and evaluate their suitability for community policing. 1 note
  Main Term(s): Police psychologists
  Index Term(s): Police Brutality ; Police use of deadly force ; Police personnel selection
  Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
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  Type: Survey
  Country: United States of America
  Language: English
  Note: Research in Brief, October 1994.
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