Handbook of Police Psychology (Hardback)Jack Kitaeff (editor)
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The Handbook of Police Psychology represents the contributions of over thirty police psychologists, all experts in their field, on the core subject matters of police psychology. Police psychology is broadly defined as the application of psychological principles and methods to law enforcement. This growing area includes topics such as screening and hiring of police officers; conducting screening for special squads (e.g., SWAT); fitness-for-duty evaluations; investigations, hostage negotiations; training and consultation, and stress counseling, among others. The book examines the beginnings of police psychology and early influences on the profession such as experimental investigations of psychological testing on police attitude and performance. Influential figures in the field of police psychology are discussed, including the nation's first full-time police psychologist who served on the Los Angeles Police Department, and the first full-time police officer to earn a doctorate in psychology while still in uniform with the New York Police Department.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Number of pages: 572
Weight: 1290 g
Dimensions: 254 x 178 x 33 mm
"The editor has found THE TOP experts to write the most appropriate chapters. Every practicing police psychologist would buy a book like this. Kitaeff did a fine job of looking at comparable books but none will be able to compete with this book" - David R. Englert, Behavioral Science, Air Force Office of Special Investigations
"I would enthusiastically recommend this book to anyone searching for a state of the art reference volume on police psychology." - Laurence Miller, PhD Boca Raton, Florida
"Jack Kitaeff has compiled an exceptional book on a critical topic in policing. This handbook is the perfect desk reference for police legal advisors, policy writers and police psychologists who need to create defensible policies or who work with active police officers." - Jon M. Shane, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, Law and Police Science, New York
"Jack Kitaeff has brought together a cast of stellar contributors to produce an extremely comprehensive and well organized book. It will surely be of value to students who want to become police psychologists and to individuals who are currently working in the field. An excellent resource, full of valuable information." - Craig Bennell, Carleton University, USA
"This is a fascinating book and should be read by all psychologists involved in working with the police. It illustrates beautifully the important interface between police practice and applied psychology." - Gisli Gudjonsson, Psychology Department, King's College London, UK
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