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Psych Law Chapter 4

structured interviews wording, order, and content of interview for cops are standardized
predictive validity the extent to which a score on a scale or test predicts scores on some criterion measure
validity scales to detect how accurate tests are in measuring what they're supposed to measure; to detect test takers who are trying to "fake good"
fitness-for-duty evaluation evaluate whether police officers are fit for duty due to exposure to stress, injuries, life-threatening incidents, series of problems, or other indicators that an officer may be psychologically impaired
Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) program to help police officers learn how to appropriately and effectively help individuals with mental illness
jail diversion programs programs that help keep people that need help with mental illness out of jail and to facilities that can assist them
learned helplessness psychological phenomenon in which a person learns that he or she cannot avoid bad things happening in the future
suicide by cop individuals forcing cops to kill them
terrorism violence or threat of violence to achieve a social, political, or religious aim in a way that doe snot obey the traditional rules of war
bioterrorism biological weapons such as viruses and bacteria are released or threatened; can hold larger populations hostage than conventional guns or bombs
Stockholm syndrome mutually positive feelings between the hostages and their kidnappers
community-based policing police officers develop a proactive, problem-solving approach with active collaboration from local citizens who support the police in the effort to combat crime, promote safety, and enhance the overall quality of neighborhoods
President's Task Force on 21st Century Policing The Task Force shall, consistent with applicable law, identify best practices and otherwise make recommendations to the President on how policing practices can promote effective crime reduction while building public trust.
procedural justice in policing people are more likely to behave lawfully when they perceive those enforcing laws are acting on legitimate authority
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