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

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

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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, Ph.D
Title variation
Police psychology in controlling excessive force
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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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digitized
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OCLCE
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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
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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National Institute of Justice (U.S.)
Series statement
Research report
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  • Police
  • Police psychology
  • Police brutality
  • Police
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The role of police psychology in controlling excessive force, Ellen M. Scriver, Ph.D
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  • "A report presented to the National Institute of Justice."
  • Shipping list no.: 94-0151-P
  • "April 1994."
  • "Award number 92-IJ-CX-0002"--Title page verso
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 29-30)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
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
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unknown
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1 online resource (v, 30 pages).
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online
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  • lossy
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computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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  • preservation
  • access
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
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remote
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ocn775983267
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Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
The role of police psychology in controlling excessive force, Ellen M. Scriver, Ph.D
Publication
Manufacture
Note
  • "A report presented to the National Institute of Justice."
  • Shipping list no.: 94-0151-P
  • "April 1994."
  • "Award number 92-IJ-CX-0002"--Title page verso
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 29-30)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
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
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (v, 30 pages).
Form of item
online
Level of compression
  • lossless
  • lossy
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Reformatting quality
  • preservation
  • access
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
ocn775983267
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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