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FPSY 6521 Required Course Readings

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Adams, R. E., Boscarino, J. A., & Figley, C. R. (2006). Compassion fatigue and psychological distress among social workers: A validation study. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 76(1), 103–108.

Barnett, J., Baker, E., Elman, N., & Schoener, G. (2007). In pursuit of wellness: The self-care imperative. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 38(6), 603-612.

Bering, J., & Shackelford, T. (2005). Evolutionary Psychology and False Confession. American Psychologist, 60(9), 1037-1038.

Black Becker, C., Meyer, G., Price, J. S., Graham, M. M., Arsena, A., Armstrong, D. A., & Ramon, E. (2009). Law enforcement preferences for PTSD treatment and crisis management alternatives. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 47(3), 245–253.

Chandley, M. (2001). Before the experts arrive: Best practice considerations for early-stage hostage negotiation. Journal of Psychosocial Nursing & Mental Health Services, 39(6), 12–20.

Chopko, B., & Schwartz, R. (2009). The Relation Between Mindfulness and Posttraumatic Growth: A Study of First Responders to Trauma-Inducing Incidents. Journal of Mental Health Counseling, 31(4), 363-376.

Coderoni, G. (2002). The Relationship Between Multicultural Training for Police and Effective Law Enforcement. FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin, 71(11), 16-18.

Cooper, H., Moore, L., Gruskin, S., & Krieger, N. (2004). Characterizing Perceived Police Violence: Implications for Public Health. American Journal of Public Health, 94(7), 1109-1118.

Cross, C., & Ashley, L. (2004). Police Trauma and Addiction. FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin, 73(10), 24-32.

Crowder, S. (2008). Using a Cold Homicide Case to Teach Criminal Profiling. International Journal of Learning, 15(5), 25-28.

Daniels, J., Bradley, M., Cramer, D., Winkler, A., Kinebrew, K., & Crockett, D. (2007). The successful resolution of armed hostage/barricade events in schools: A qualitative analysis. Psychology in the Schools, 44(6), 601-613.

Dixon, T. L., Schell, T. L., Giles, H., & Drogos, K. L. (2008). The influence of race in police-civilian interactions: A content analysis of videotaped interactions taken during Cincinnati police traffic stops. Journal of Communication, 58(3), 530–549.

Dottolo, A., & Stewart, A. (2008). "Don't ever forget now, you're a black man in America": Intersections of race, class and gender in encounters with the police. Sex Roles, 59(5/6), 350–364.

Drew, J., Carless, S. A., & Thompson, B. M. (2008). Predicting turnover of police officers using the sixteen personality factor questionnaire. Journal of Criminal Justice, 36(4), 326–331.

Feldmann, T. B. (2004). The role of mental health consultants on hostage negotiation teams. Psychiatric Times, 21(14), 26–33.

Fox, R. (2007). Stress management...and the stress-proof vest. Law & Order, 55(2), 352–355.

Giebels, E., & Taylor, P. J. (2009). Interaction patterns in crisis negotiations: Persuasive arguments and cultural differences. Journal of Applied Psychology, 94(1), 5–19.

Giles, H., Barker, V., Fortman, J., Dailey, R., Hajek, C., Anderson, M. C. (2005). Law enforcement and the public: The role of intergroup accommodations (Top three paper). Conference Papers—International Communication Association, 1–43.

Greene, C. H., III, & Banks, L. M. (2009). Ethical guideline evolution in psychological support to interrogation operations. Consulting Psychology Journal: Practice and Research, 61(1), 25–32.

Halpern, A. L., Halpern, J. H., & Doherty, S. B. (2008). "Enhanced" interrogation of detainees: Do psychologists and psychiatrists participate? Philosophy, Ethics, and Humanities in Medicine, 3, 1–11.

Hawley, K. S., Garrity, A. W., & Cherry, K. E. (2005). Knowledge of normal versus pathological memory aging among police officers. Educational Gerontology, 31(1), 1–17.

Heglund, J. (2009). Helping first responders withstand traumatic experiences. FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin, 78(9), 1–4.

Helm, D. J. (2003). Neuro-linguistic programming: Deciphering truth in the criminal mind. Education, 124(2), 257–260.

Hennig-Fast, K., Werner, N. S., Lermer, R., Latscha, K., Meister, F., Reiser, M., ... Meindl, T. (2009). After facing traumatic stress: Brain activation, cognition and stress coping in policemen. Journal of Psychiatric Research, 43(14), 1146–1155.

Johnson, S. (2003). Better unsafe than (occasionally) sorry? American Enterprise, 14(1), 28–30.

Larsson, A. S., & Lamb, M. E. (2009). Making the most of information-gathering interviews with children. Infant and Child Development, 18(1), 1–16.

Leggett, J., Goodman, W., & Dinani, S. (2007). People with learning disabilities' experiences of being interviewed by the police. British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 35(3), 168–173.

Love, K. G., & DeArmond, S. (2007). The validity of assessment center ratings and 16 PF personality trait scores in police sergeant promotions: A case of incremental validity. Public Personnel Management, 36(1), 21–32.

Kinnaird, B. A. (2007). Exploring liability profiles: A proximate cause analysis of police misconduct: Part 1. International Journal of Police Science & Management, 9(2), 135–144.

McGrath, R., & Guller, M. (2009). Concurrent validity of the candidate and officer personnel survey (COPS). International Journal of Police Science & Management, 11(2), 150–159.

New York puts focus on antiterror training. (2003). Organized Crime Digest, 24(23), 4.

Odartey-Wellington, F. (2009). Racial profiling and moral panic: Operation Thread and the Al-Qaeda sleeper cell that never was. Global Media Journal-Canadian Edition, 2(2), 25–40.

Olson, B., Soldz, S., & Davis, M. (2008). The ethics of interrogation and the American Psychological Association: A critique of policy and process. Philosophy, Ethics, and Humanities in Medicine, 3, 1–15.

Phillips, S. W., & Varano, S. P. (2008). Police criminal charging decisions: An examination of post-arrest decision-making. Journal of Criminal Justice, 36(4), 307–315.

Price, M. H. (2006). UTEP places police-lineup tradition on trial. Fort Worth Business Press, 19, 12.

Redlich, A. D. (2004). Law & psychiatry: Mental illness, police interrogations, and the potential for false confession. Psychiatric Services, 55(1), 19–21.

Regehr, C., LeBlanc, V., Blake Jelley, R., & Barath, I. (2008). Acute stress and performance in police recruits. Stress and Health, 24(4), 295–303.

Rostow, C. D., & Davis, R. D. (2004). Chapter 1: Law Enforcement Agencies and Police Psychology. In , Handbook for Psychological Fitness-for-Duty Evaluations in Law Enforcement (pp. 3-20). Haworth Press, Inc.

Rostow, C. D., & Davis, R. D. (2004). Chapter 3: Law enforcement liability and police psychology. In C. D. Rostow & R. D. Davis (Eds.), Handbook for psychological fitness-for-duty evaluations in law enforcement (pp. 43–54). Binghamton, NY: Haworth Press.

Rostow, C. D., & Davis, R. D. (2004). Chapter 5: Defining the Fitness-for-Duty Evaluation. In , Handbook for Psychological Fitness-for-Duty Evaluations in Law Enforcement (pp. 65-71). Haworth Press, Inc.

Rostow, C. D., & Davis, R. D. (2004). Chapter 13: Confidentiality of psychological information and the HIPAA in police psychology. In C. D. Rostow & R. D. Davis (Eds.), Handbook for psychological fitness-for-duty evaluations in law enforcement (pp. 161–177). Haworth Press, Inc.

Sanders, B. A. (2008). Using personality traits to predict police officer performance. Policing: An International Journal of Police Strategies & Management, 31(1), 129–147.

Sarchione, C. D., Cuttler, M. J., Muchinsky, P. M., & Nelson-Gray, R. O. (1998). Prediction of dysfunctional job behaviors among law enforcement officers. Journal of Applied Psychology, 83(6), 904–912.

Schafer, J. R. (2002). Making ethical decisions: A practical model. FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin, 71(5), 14–18.

Shiek Pal, K. (2005). Racial profiling as a preemptive security measure after September 11: Suggested framework for analysis. Kennedy School Review, 6, 119–129.

Simmers, K. D., Bowers, T. G., & Ruiz, J. M. (2003). Pre-employment psychological testing of police officers: The MMPI and the IPI as predictors of performance. International Journal of Police Science & Management, 5(4), 277–294.

Sollund, R. (2008). Tough cop—Soft cop? The impact of motivations and experiences on police officers' approaches to the public. Journal of Scandinavian Studies in Criminology and Crime Prevention, 9(2), 119–140.

Steinheider, B., Wuestewald, T., & Bayerl, P. (2006). The effects of participative management on employee commitment, productivity, and community satisfaction in a police agency. Conference Papers-International Communication Association, 1–42.

Stix, G. (2009). Taming the madness of crowds. Scientific American, 300(3), 16.

Tanigoshi, H., Kontos, A. P., & Remley, T. P., Jr. (2008). The effectiveness of individual wellness counseling on the wellness of law enforcement officers. Journal of Counseling & Development, 86(1), 64–74.

Taylor, P. J., Jacques, K., Giebels, E., Levine, M., Best, R., Winter, J., & Rossi, G. (2008). Analysing forensic processes: Taking time into account. Issues in Forensic Psychology, 8, 43–55.

Vaisman-Tzachor, R. (2007). Profiling terrorists. Journal of Police Crisis Negotiations, 7(1), 27–61.

Violanti, J. M. (2004). Predictors of police suicide ideation. Suicide & Life-Threatening Behavior, 34(3), 277–283.

Walsh, E., & Eggert, L. L. (2008). Preventing youth suicide: Issues for law enforcement personnel. International Journal of Law and Psychiatry, 31(4), 347–358.

Wang, Y. R. (2006). Does community policing motivate officers at work and how? International Journal of Police Science & Management, 8(1), 67–77.

Watson, A. C., Schaefer Morabito, M., Draine, J., & Ottati, V. (2008). Improving police response to persons with mental illness: A multi-level conceptualization of CIT. International Journal of Law and Psychiatry, 31(4), 359–368.

Weiss, J., & Dresser, M. (2001). Special report II: Women in law enforcement: A new look for SWAT. Law & Order, 49(7), 86–89.

White, M. D., & Escobar, G. (2008). Making good cops in the twenty-first century: Emerging issues for the effective recruitment, selection and training of police in the United States and abroad. International Review of Law Computers & Technology, 22(1–2), 119–134.

Wilkins, V. M., & Williams, B. N. (2008). Black or blue: Racial profiling and representative bureaucracy. Public Administration Review, 68(4), 654–664.

Woods, M. J. (2000). Interpersonal communication for police officers: Using needs assessment to prepare for skeptical trainees. Business Communication Quarterly, 63(4), 40–48.

Young, A. T., Fuller, J., & Riley, B. (2008). On-scene mental health counseling provided through police departments. Journal of Mental Health Counseling, 30(4), 345–361.

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