Chapter four, Quiz five
Chapter four, Quiz five Psy 206
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Date Created: 10/02/15
Psychology of Police Police officers in our society are whom the citizens have most contact with out of our criminal justice system 0 They confront criminals face to face 0 They keep our streets and our homes safe 0 They stand between public disorder and a lawabiding citizen How to Select Police O icers 0 Rodney King beating is what led social scientists to come up with a certain way to select o icers 0 Lewis Terman came up with I StanfordBinet Intelligence test which tested the intelligence of 30 people for fire fighter or police jobs in San Iose CA 0 Army Alpha tested 358 officers and found that they all were below average And people with higher standings scored below entrylevel officers 0 These types of tests were unsystematic and poorly evaluated 0 In the 1960s and 70s this became an established specialty I The formal psychologist assessment of police personnel and in the 90s it became a necessary routine I They made sure people were incorruptible welladjusted peopleoriented free of overly emotional reactions dedicated disciplined and logical I They also screen out those who are chronically late have disciplinary problems there at risk for in icting needless harm on citizens and psychological tests The Structured Interview 0 Were standardized with the wording order and content 0 Situational tests to incorporate tasks that are similar to actual events they might come across 0 Predictive validity examines the relationship between screening results and performance by police recruits in police academies or training schools 0 Validity scales were meant to detect test takers trying to fake good 0 FitnessForDuty Evaluations is an evaluation of fitness Training Of Police Officers is 24 weeks with 40 hours of training per week Smaller jurisdictions train for about 1416 weeks Training in Crisis Interventions o Interactions with Mentally Ill Citizens I deinstitutionalization One con is its become the main job for police to take care of the mentally ill I The Crisis Intervention Team increases officer and consumer safety while attempting to redirect those with mental Illness from the judicial system I Iail Diversion Programs mentally ill individuals who get arrested are considered for supervised release to the community 0 Domestic disturbances I Family violence isn t rare 14 of children are abused each year 50 of spouses are abused I Family violence isn t only committed by people with personality mental disorders I It is not only committed by poor people I Battered women like being hit or else they would leave is a lie Learned helpfulness why so many women deal with violent people Their selfconcept goes down and they fear how they cannot control events so they give in to the belief that there is nothing they could do I Alcohol drugs actually cause domestic abuse 0 Hostage Negotiation I Hostage typically 558 of the time uses a barricade to separate them and the hostage from the police 1 Disturbed hostage takes have a high chance of wanting to commit suicide a Suicide by cop they try to force the cop to kill them 2 Trapped criminal is another type 3 Takeover of prisoners by inmates 4 Terrorism Stockholm syndrome involves positive feelings by the hostages toward their kidnappers as well as reciprocated positive feelings by kidnappers to their hostage Police officers job 0 Enforce the law 0 Maintain order 0 Providing services 0 Zero tolerance policy says they focus more on arrests and apprehension Police stressors Officers are constantly being watched life in a fishbowl Increased vulnerability to alcohol abuse Heightend levels of anxiety 1 of officers contemplated suicide More medical issues Increased behavioral problems in their normal lives Physical and psychological threats Evaluation systems Organizational problems and lack of support 0 00000000 0 Burn out a syndrome of emotional exhaustion depersonalization and reduced personal accomplishment Team policing is an attempt to minimize stress Involves a partial shift of decision making from a centralized authority to frontline officers and their immediate supervisors who share the responsibilities There exists a constellation of traits and attitudes or a general perspective on the world which particularly characterizes the policeman Community based policing Officers develop a proactive problem solving approach with the active collaboration with citizens who support the police
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