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Police Psychology and Its Growing Impact on Modern Law Enforcement

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Police psychology has become an integral part of present-day police agencies, providing support in the areas of personnel assessment, individual and organizational intervention, consultation, and operational assistance. Research-based resources contribute to those efforts by shedding light on best practices, identifying recent research and developments, and calling attention to important challenges and growth areas that remain. Police Psychology and Its Growing Impact on Modern Law Enforcement emphasizes key elements of police psychology as it relates to current issues and challenges in law enforcement and police agencies. Focusing on topics relevant to assessment and evaluation of applicants and incumbent officers, clinical intervention and prevention, employee wellness and support, operational consultation, and emerging trends and developments, this edited publication is an essential reference source for practicing police psychologists, researchers, graduate-level students, and law enforcement executives.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Book Series
    1. Mission
    2. Coverage
  5. Dedication
  6. Preface
    1. REFERENCES
  7. Acknowledgment
  8. Section 1: Introduction
    1. Chapter 1: A History of Police Psychology
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. IN THE BEGINNING
      4. POLICE PSYCHOLOGY MATURES INTO AN APA SPECIALTY
      5. CONCLUSION
      6. REFERENCES
      7. ENDNOTES
  9. Section 2: Assessment and Evaluation
    1. Chapter 2: Preemployment Psychological Screening of Police Officer Applicants
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND AND GUIDELINES
      4. LEGAL CONSIDERATIONS
      5. IMPORTANT CASES
      6. POLICE OFFICER SCREENING VS. SELECTION
      7. BASIC SCREENING MODEL
      8. PSYCHOLOGICAL DISQUALIFICATION
      9. APPEALS AND SECOND OPINIONS
      10. PSYCHOLOGICAL INSTRUMENTS
      11. PSYCHOLOGICAL SCREENING DIMENSIONS
      12. CULTURALLY SENSITIVE ASSESSMENT
      13. CONCERNS
      14. CONCLUSION
      15. REFERENCES
    2. Chapter 3: Using the MMPI-2-RF in Preemployment Evaluations of Police Officer Candidates
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. DISCLOSURES
      3. INTRODUCTION
      4. LEGAL MATTERS
      5. RESEARCH ON THE ORIGINAL MMPI AND MMPI-2 IN POLICE CANDIDATE EVALUATIONS
      6. THE MMPI-2-RF
      7. INTEGRATING MMPI-2-RF FINDINGS IN A POLICE PREEMPLOYMENT EVALUATION
      8. CONCLUSION
      9. REFERENCES
      10. ENDNOTES
      11. APPENDIX
    3. Chapter 4: A Five-Factor Model Inventory for Use in Screening Police Officer Applicants
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. A FFM MEASURE: THE NEO PI-R
      4. CONCLUSION
      5. ACKNOWLEDGMENT
      6. REFERENCES
    4. Chapter 5: Current Issues in Psychological Fitness-for-Duty Evaluations of Law Enforcement Officers
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. REFERENCES
      4. ENDNOTES
  10. Section 3: Clinical Intervention and Prevention
    1. Chapter 6: Critical Incident Interventions
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. REFERENCES
    2. Chapter 7: First Responder Psychological Recovery Following a Mass Casualty Event
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. CONCLUSION
      5. REFERENCES
    3. Chapter 8: Transition and Reintegration of Military Personnel to Law Enforcement Careers
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. DEPLOYMENT CYCLE
      4. LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS RETURNING HOME FROM A COMBAT ZONE AFTER DE-ACTIVATION
      5. ASSESSMENT
      6. FUTURE IMPLICATIONS/SUMMARY
      7. REFERENCES
    4. Chapter 9: Law Enforcement Officer Suicide
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. LAW ENFORCEMENT SUICIDE
      3. REVIEW OF RESEARCH
      4. PREVENTION
      5. INTERVENTION
      6. LAW ENFORCEMENT-SPECIFIC POSTVENTION
      7. CONCLUSION
      8. REFERENCES
  11. Section 4: Employee Wellness and Support
    1. Chapter 10: Employee Assistance Programs
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. WHAT IS AN EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM?
      4. BENEFITS OF AN EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM
      5. COST-EFFECTIVENESS OF EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS
      6. CONFIDENTIALITY
      7. INTERNAL VS. EXTERNAL EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS
      8. THE NEED FOR SPECIALIZED EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM SERVICES FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT
      9. QUALIFICATIONS OF EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM PROVIDERS
      10. KNOWLEDGE BASE OF PUBLIC SAFETY EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM PROVIDERS AND TYPES OF SERVICES PROVIDED
      11. FUTURE DIRECTIONS/INNOVATIONS
      12. CONCLUSION
      13. REFERENCES
    2. Chapter 11: Health and Wellness Programming
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. WELLNESS DEFINED
      4. IDENTIFYING AND ACKNOWLEDING STRESSORS
      5. IMPACT OF STRESS
      6. THE RELEVANCE OF ETHICS IN A COMPREHENSIVE WELLNESS PLAN
      7. ELEMENTS OF HEALTH AND WELLNESS PROGRAMS
      8. INCLUDING FAMILIES IN HEALTH AND WELLNESS
      9. CONCLUSION
      10. REFERENCES
    3. Chapter 12: Peer Support in Public Safety Organizations
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. THE IMPACT OF PEER SUPPORT
      4. MECHANISMS OF ACTION FOR PEER SUPPORT
      5. LIMITED RESEARCH
      6. DEVELOPING A PEER SUPPORT PROGRAM
      7. SELECTING PEER SUPPORTERS
      8. TRAINING PEER SUPPORTERS
      9. TEAM ORGANIZATION
      10. COMMON CHALLENGES
      11. CONCLUSION
      12. REFERENCES
  12. Section 5: Operational Consultation
    1. Chapter 13: The Evolution of Police Interactions with People with Mental Health Problems
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. THE EVOLUTION OF POLICE RESPONSES TO POLICE INTERACTIONS WITH PEOPLE WITH MENTAL HEALTH PROBLEMS
      4. CONCLUSION
      5. REFERENCES
      6. ENDNOTES
    2. Chapter 14: Police Interactions with Persons-in-Crisis
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. PART ONE: SOCIAL FACTORS AND LAW ENFORCEMENT RESPONSES TO PICs
      4. PART TWO: PROGRAM OPTIONS FOR RESPONDING TO PICs
      5. PART THREE: CONSIDERATIONS IN DEVELOPING PROGRAMS FOR PICs
      6. CONCLUSION
      7. REFERENCES
  13. Section 6: Current Trends and Developments
    1. Chapter 15: Social Climate Change and the Modern Police Department
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. THE NEXT GENERATION
      4. SOCIETAL SHIFTS IN THE ACCEPTANCE OF BODY ART
      5. SOCIETAL CHANGES IN THE ACCEPTANCE OF LEGALIZED MARIJUANA
      6. THE IMPACT OF SOCIAL MEDIA ON HIRING POLICE PERSONNEL
      7. THE RISE OF THE CITIZEN JOURNALIST AND MEDIA COVERAGE OF LAW ENFORCEMENT OPERATIONS
      8. SOCIAL MEDIA, TECHNOLOGY, AND CONSIDERATIONS FOR OFFICER INVOLVED SHOOTINGS
      9. SUMMARY
      10. REFERENCES
    2. Chapter 16: Emerging Ethical Issues in Police and Public Safety Psychology
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. ETHICAL DILEMMAS OF POLICE AND PUBLIC SAFETY PSYCHOLOGISTS
      4. NEW AND EMERGING ISSUES
      5. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      6. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      7. CONCLUSION
      8. REFERENCES
  14. About the Contributors