Police Psychology: A New Specialty and New Challenges for Men and Women in Blue

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Police Psychology: A New Specialty and New Challenges for Men and Women in Blue offers readers the opportunity to examine two different aspects of police psychology: psychology as it pertains to the personality of police officers and the application of psychology in police practices. The book takes readers inside the lives of real officers struggling with the daily quest to remain mentally healthy in the face of often-gruesome crime scenes. The actual experience of police work is illustrated through case studies and vignettes, and the text offers a template of best practices for those who practice police psychology.

Other insights in this book reveal the practical side of policing, examining the use of psychology in hostage negotiation, interview and interrogation, threat assessment, and criminal profiling. Readers go behind the scenes to watch as police apply psychological principles in actual cases, and then are given the opportunity to match wits with a simulated foe themselves.

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About the author

David J. Thomas, PhD, a retired police officer, is associate professor of criminal forensics in the criminal behavior analysis program at Florida Gulf Coast University.

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Publisher
ABC-CLIO
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Published on
Dec 31, 2011
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Pages
171
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ISBN
9780313387289
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Language
English
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Genres
Psychology / Applied Psychology
Psychology / Forensic Psychology
Social Science / Criminology
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Eligible for Family Library

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