Psychology of Law Enforcement   [Archived Catalog]
2011-2012 Academic Catalog and Student Handbook with Addendum

FO 623 - Psychology of Law Enforcement

The field of law enforcement has its own unique culture and organizational structure. This course addresses how the dynamics within law enforcement influence decision making and can lead to and/or sustain acute stress disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder. Students explore major areas of police psychology, such as pre-employment selection, fitness-for-duty evaluation, special unit testing, and psychometric tools utilized in this specialized area. Special attention is paid to critical incident stress debriefing techniques and models used with this population. (2 credits)