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The Resource The role of police psychology in controlling excessive force, Ellen M. Scriver

The role of police psychology in controlling excessive force, Ellen M. Scriver

Label
The role of police psychology in controlling excessive force
Title
The role of police psychology in controlling excessive force
Statement of responsibility
Ellen M. Scriver
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This report discusses the role of police psychologists in preventing and identifying individual police officers at risk for using excessive, nonlethal force and examines factors associated with police use of excessive force in performing their duties. A sample of 65 police psychologists were asked what professional services they provided to police departments and how these services were used to control the use of force. They were also asked to characterize police officers who abuse force and to suggest intervention strategies based on police psychology that could help police managers reduce the incidence of excessive force. Survey results indicated that psychologists were more involved with counseling and evaluating police functions than with training and monitoring police officer behavior. Counseling was more likely to occur in response to excessive force incidents than as a means of prevention. Five different profiles of police officers with excessive force problems emerged: (1) officers with personality disorders, such as lack of empathy for others and antisocial, narcissistic, and abusive tendencies; (2) officers with previous job-related experiences, such as involvement in justifiable police shootings; (3) officers who experienced early career problems related to their impressionability, impulsiveness, low tolerance for frustration, and general need for strong supervision; (4) officers who have a dominant parole style that is particularly sensitive to challenge and provocation; and (5) officers who have personal problems, such as separation, divorce, or perceived loss of status, that cause anxiety and destabilized job functioning. Police psychologists used psychological tests and clinical interviews to evaluate police candidates, to the near exclusion of other screening methods. Lack of coordination of core psychologist functions was seen as a major impediment to the delivery of effective and credible psychological services by police departments. Psychologists favored increased monitoring and training to reduce the use of excessive force
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Cataloging source
GPO
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Scrivner, Ellen M
Government publication
federal national government publication
Index
no index present
LC call number
HV7936.P75
LC item number
S37 1994
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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National Institute of Justice (U.S.)
Series statement
Research report
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  • Police
  • Police psychology
  • Police
Label
The role of police psychology in controlling excessive force, Ellen M. Scriver
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Publication
Note
  • "A report presented to the National Institute of Justice."
  • Shipping list no.: 94-0151-P
  • "April 1994."
  • "Award number 92-IJ-CX-0002"--T.p. verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 29-30)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Summary -- Part 1. Introduction -- Part 2. History of psychological services to police -- Part 3. Research methodology -- Part 4. Analysis of major findings -- Part 5. Discussion of findings -- Appendix. Literature review and implications for excessive force -- References
Dimensions
28 cm.
Extent
v, 30 p.
Isbn
9780788114342
Isbn Type
(coil)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
ncj 146206
System control number
  • 30466987
  • (OCoLC)30466987
Label
The role of police psychology in controlling excessive force, Ellen M. Scriver
Publication
Note
  • "A report presented to the National Institute of Justice."
  • Shipping list no.: 94-0151-P
  • "April 1994."
  • "Award number 92-IJ-CX-0002"--T.p. verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 29-30)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Summary -- Part 1. Introduction -- Part 2. History of psychological services to police -- Part 3. Research methodology -- Part 4. Analysis of major findings -- Part 5. Discussion of findings -- Appendix. Literature review and implications for excessive force -- References
Dimensions
28 cm.
Extent
v, 30 p.
Isbn
9780788114342
Isbn Type
(coil)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
ncj 146206
System control number
  • 30466987
  • (OCoLC)30466987

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