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Editors: James M. Peters
Book Description:
Police psychology is a specialized field of psychology addressing issues specific to police personnel and other public safety workers.
Police psychologists work in three main areas supporting police forces to: enhance police organizational structures processes, enhance police operations and by providing services for officers and their families.
Today's police experience extreme stress caused by criminals with advanced technology which leaves no footprints as well as court systems which often prevent punishment of the guilty. This new book presents original research results on the leading edge of police psychology.

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Table of Contents:
Preface pp. i-ix

The Police Suicide Enigma: Prevention and Intervention
(Thomas E. Baker, University of Scranton, Scranton, Pennsylvania)pp.1-34

The Right Stuff?: Personnel Selection in Law Enforcement
(Bryan Myers, Erin Cooke, Jon Peterson, University of North Carolina Wilmington, North Carolina)pp.35-56

Police Stress and Access to Confidential Support Services
(Jennifer L. Lanterman, Douglas J. Boyle, Joseph Pascarella, Susan Furrer, The Violence Institute of New Jersey, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey)pp.57-74

Police Lie Detection: Accuracy, Training and New Directions
(Maureen O’Sullivan, Mark G. Frank, Carolyn M. Hurley, University of San Francisco, San Francisco, California and others)pp.75-88

Accuracy and Usefulness of Offender Profiling: A Review of the Research
(Michael J. Puniskis, Anna Gekoski, Middlesex University, London, United Kingdom)pp.89-106

Using the Thurstone Scale to Determine Police Officer Career Success Factors
(James E. Guffey, James G. Larson, Brenda Shook, National University, La Jolla, California)pp.107-122

Amulet as a Psychological Supportive Object for the Police: Thailand Report
(Viroj Wiwanitkit, Wiwanitkit House, Bangkhae, Bangkok Thailand)pp.123-126

Suicide among Police
(Viroj Wiwanitkit, Wiwanitkit House, Bangkhae, Bangkok Thailand)pp.127-130

Work Stress in Police and Stress Management
(Viroj Wiwanitkit, Wiwanitkit House, Bangkhae, Bangkok Thailand)pp.131-134

Gay and Lesbian Police: A Story
(Viroj Wiwanitkit, Wiwanitkit House, Bangkhae, Bangkok Thailand)pp.135-138

Commentary: Police Suicide Research
(Thomas E. Baker, Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice, University of Scranton, Scranton, Pennsylvania)pp.139-142

Index pp.143-151

      Psychology Research Progress
   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2011
   Pages: 160, 7 x 10
   ISBN: 978-1-60876-996-4
   Status: AV
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