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Police Psychology Into the 21st Century : Series in Applied Psychology - Martin I. Kurke

Police Psychology Into the 21st Century

Series in Applied Psychology

By: Martin I. Kurke (Editor), Ellen M. Scrivner (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 1st July 1995
ISBN: 9780805813449
Number Of Pages: 550

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As we approach the 21st century, there is a discernable shift in policing, from an incident-driven perspective to a proactive problem solving stance often described as community policing. In this volume a panel of 21 psychologists examine the changing directions in policing and how such changes impact on psychological service delivery and operational support to law enforcement agencies. The book describes existing and emerging means of providing psychological support to the law enforcement community in response to police needs to accommodate new technology, community-oriented problem solving technology, crime prevention, and sensitivity to community social changes.
Senior psychologists who are sworn officers, federal agents and civilian employees of federal, state and local law enforcement agencies comprise the team of chapter authors. Their perspectives encompass their collective experience in the trenches and in law enforcement management and administrative support roles. They discuss traditional applications of psychology to police selection, training and promotion processes, and in trauma stress management and evaluation of fitness for duty. Concerns related to police diversity and police family issues are also addressed, as are unique aspects of police stress management. Additional chapters are dedicated to establishing psychological service functions that currently are less familiar to police agencies than they are to other government and private sector service recipients. These chapters are devoted to police psychologists as human resource professionals, as human factors experts in accommodating to new technology and to new legal requirements, as organizational behavioral experts, and as strategic planners.
This text is recommended reading for two groups:
*police and public safety administators whose work takes them--or should take them--into contact with police psychologists;
*practicing and would-be police psychologists concerned with the emerging trends in the application of psychology to police and other public safety programs.

Series in Applied Psychologyp. ii
Series Forewordp. ix
Forewordp. xi
Prefacep. xv
Overviewp. 1
Police Psychology at the Dawn of the 21st Centuryp. 3
A History of Police Psychological Servicesp. 31
Managing Professional Concerns in the Delivery of Psychological Services to the Policep. 45
The Core Technology of Police Psychology: Evaluationp. 55
Ensuring Personal Reliability through Selection and Trainingp. 57
Legal Issues regarding Police Psychologyp. 93
Law Enforcement Psychological Fitness for Duty: Clinical Issuesp. 109
p. 126
p. 126
p. 130
Legal, Psychological, and Ethical Issues in Police-Related Forensic Psychology Evaluationsp. 133
The Core Technology of Police Psychology: Counselingp. 147
Employee Assistance Programs in Police Organizationsp. 149
Conclusionp. 166
Professionally Administered Critical Incident Debriefing for Police Officersp. 169
Summary and Conclusionsp. 184
Law Enforcement Familiesp. 189
Summaryp. 203
Counseling Issues and Police Diversityp. 207
Conclusionp. 242
p. 243
The Core Technology of Police Psychology: Trainingp. 255
The Role of the Police Psychologist in Trainingp. 257
Hostage Negotiations Team Training for Small Police Departmentsp. 279
Supporting Police Operationsp. 297
The Care and Feeding of Undercover Agentsp. 299
Using Hypnosis for Investigative Purposesp. 319
Federal Modelp. 333
Sampling Informed Consent for Forensic Hypnosis Interviewsp. 334
Psychological Autopsy: an Investigative Aidp. 337
Conclusionp. 354
Tactics and Negotiating Techniques (Tntu): the Way of the Past and the Way of the Futurep. 357
Summaryp. 369
Organizational Development and Supportp. 373
Organization Consultation to Law Enforcement: an Essay from the Fieldp. 375
Organizational Management of Stress and Human Reliabilityp. 391
New Directionsp. 417
Community Policing: New Roles for Police Psychologyp. 419
Human Resources Managementp. 435
p. 464
Human Factors Psychology for Law Enforcement Agenciesp. 467
Summaryp. 494
Strategic Planningp. 497
Referencesp. 510
Author Indexp. 513
Subject Indexp. 521
Table of Contents provided by Publisher. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780805813449
ISBN-10: 0805813446
Series: Series in Applied Psychology
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 550
Published: 1st July 1995
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 24.13 x 15.88  x 3.81
Weight (kg): 1.07
Edition Number: 1

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