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Chapter 2

Chapter 2 notes

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Department
Psychology
Course Code
PSYC39H3
Professor
David Nussbaum

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Chapter 2: Police psychology
Police selection procedure: a set of procedures used by the police to either screen out undesirable
candidates or select in desirable candidates.
Characteristics may relate to a variety of personal features, including (but not limited to) an
applicants physical fitness, cognitive abilities, personality, and performance on various job-related
tasks.
Selection process
Job analysis: a procedure for identifying the knowledge, skills, and abilities that make up a good
police officer
Psychologists can use a range of techniques for identifying relevant knowledge, skills and abilities
(KSAs), including survey methods and observational techniques
KSAs of a good police officer may not be stable over time, making it difficult to determine what the
selection procedures should actually be testing for.
Different types of police officers or different policing jobs will be characterized by different KSAs.
Individuals may disagree over which KSAs are important
Constructing and validating selection instruments
To develop a selection instrument for measuring the extent to which police applicants possess
relevant KSAs (construction)
to ensure that this instrument relates to measures of police performance (validation)
the measure of validation that we are most interested in is referred to as predictive validity, which
is our ability to use a selection instrument to predict how applicants will perform in the future
the validity of police selection instruments
selection interview: in recruiting police officers, an interview used by the police to determine the
extent to which an applicant possesses the knowledge, skills and abilities deemed important for the
job
psychological tests
cognitive ability tests: procedure for measuring verbal, mathematical, memory, and reasoning
abilities
Minnesota multiphasic personality inventory: an assessment instrument for identifying
people with psychopathological problems
Inwald personality inventory: an assessment instrument used to identify police applicants who
are suitable for police work by measuring their personality attributes and behaviour
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Chapter 2: Police psychology Police selection procedure: a set of procedures used by the police to either screen out undesirable candidates or select in desirable candidates. Characteristics may relate to a variety of personal features, including (but not limited to) an applicants physical fitness, cognitive abilities, personality, and performance on various job-related tasks. Selection process Job analysis: a procedure for identifying the knowledge, skills, and abilities that make up a good police officer Psychologists can use a range of techniques for identifying relevant knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs), including survey methods and observational techniques KSAs of a good police officer may not be stable over time, making it difficult to determine what the selection procedures should actually be testing for. Different types of police officers or different policing jobs will be characterized by different KSAs. Individuals may disagree over which KSAs are important Constructing and validating selection instruments To develop a selection instrument for measuring the extent to which poli
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