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Department
Psychology
Course
PSYC39H3
Professor
David Nussbaum
Semester
Winter

Description
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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