Police Psychology: New Trends in Forensic Psychological Science is a relatively new specialty that can be broadly defined as the application of psychological principles and methods to assist law enforcement. This publication aims to bring together the contributions of some of the most prolific authors in the field to bridge the gap between the knowledge base of researchers, practitioners, and policymakers regarding the interface of psychological sciences and law enforcement.
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Table of Contents
Part I Psychology in police culture and law enforcement agencies 1. The ethical practice of police psychology 2. The role of the psychologist in the screening and selection of Law enforcement applicants 3. Incorporating psychological skills in police academy training 4. Burnout and the psychological impact of policing: Trends and coping�strategies 5.Trauma and critical incident exposure in law enforcement 6. From ideation to realization: Exploring the problem of police officer suicide
Part II Psychology applied to policing issues 7. Psychological jurisprudence and the role of police psychology in community psychology 8.The role of psychological science in public order policing 9. Improving police procedures for dealing with mental illness 10. Communication as a weapon for resolving hostage and barricaded situations 11. Contributions of psychological science�to enhancing law enforcement agencies' response to intimate partner violence 12. The contribution of psychological science in police response to sexual assaults
Part III Psychology in criminal investigation 13. Beyond reasonable doubt: How to think like an expert detective 14. Developing a psychological research base for criminal investigations: Academics and practitioners working together 15. Threat assessment in law enforcement: Advances in the appraisal and management of violence risk by police 16. Investigative interviewing: Exploring the contamination timeline of witness memory 17. Is confession really necessary? The use of effective interviewing techniques to maximize disclosure from suspects 18. Offender profiling:�A review of the research and state of the field