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Police Psychology | How Do We Find and Divert Violence Before It Happens?

Police Psychology | How Do We Find and Divert Violence Before It Happens? Robert John Zagar PhD MPH and James Garbarino PhD Homicide, suicide or mass murder, are two sides of a coin. Violence is either directed at others or at oneself. So how do we find violence? Background checks miss violence 75% of the […]

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Police Psychology | Thoughts on Fitness for Duty Evaluations

Police Psychology | Thoughts on Fitness for Duty Evaluations by Elizabeth Thompson, Psy.D. Thompson & Associates Guest Blogger I received a telephone call from a Deputy Chief recently regarding the attempted suicide of an Officer that I had evaluated for Fitness for Duty over a year ago. The Officer had severe PTSD and could never […]

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Police Psychology | Fit To Be A Cop? How Much Testing is Enough?

POLICE PSYCHOLOGY | FIT TO BE A COP?  HOW MUCH PSYCH TESTING IS ENOUGH? Laurence Miller, PhD BALTIMORE (Associated Press) — “A psychological firm paid to evaluate troubled Baltimore police, including a lieutenant charged in the killing of Freddie Gray, is under investigation by the city and has been put on probation by the state […]

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Police Psychology | The Police Candidate Interpretive Report

The Police Candidate Interpretive Report   I had one of the first cell phones for public consumption.  It fit in a bag.  The battery lasted minutes not hours, and it was essentially a car phone that could be moved around.  But visions of Dick Tracy’s watch and Agent 86’s shoe danced in my head, and […]

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