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Preventing PTSD: To Debrief or Not to Debrief? - You must be logged in to view this content.
The harmful effects of Critical Incident Stress Debriefing (CISD): Why police departments should stay up to date on evidence-based practices - I attended the 2018 International Association of Chiefs of Policing Conference in Orlando, FL where I had the good fortune to sit in on a Critical Incident Peer Support session led by Dr. Bradley S. Feuer, the Chief Surgeon of the Florida Highway Patrol. I was looking forward to this class because I have read […]
Well-Being and the Police Profession - I feel very privileged to be asked to write for the American Society. Having attended a couple of conferences in the States, and visited numerous PD’s I feel at least a little confident to have enough knowledge to give a view. Although ‘snapshots’ are not always helpful, with the right lens they can be incredibly […]
Developing Standards of Evidence - You must be logged in to view this content.
Emotional Intelligence (EQ) in Policing - As the FTO coordinator of my former agency, I had the unfortunate responsibility of terminating employees who failed field training. I remember one instance where a very bright officer seriously struggled with all areas of human interactions and was eventually let go. It was one of the hardest things I ever had to do during […]
Are Hotspot Policing Techniques Effective at Bus Stops? - You must be logged in to view this content.
The Curfew Myth How a ‘90s panic spawned an anti-crime measure that doesn’t make you safer. - It’s a summer ritual in many American cities—declaring a juvenile curfew to keep troublemaking teenagers off the streets. This summer at least one city—Austin—has decided not to sound the alarm. “We looked at the evidence and decided it was time to discard the curfew law,” the Austin Police Department’s assistant chief, Troy Gay, told The […]
The Role of Theory in Evidence-Based Policing - September 10, 2018   by Joel M. Caplan, PhD Associate Professor, Rutgers University School of Criminal Justice Deputy Director, Rutgers Center on Public Security   Theory is to evidence-based policing (EBP) as water is to shoreline. They help define each other. Theories shape evidence-based practices, and newly tested practices help to advance theories. A spectrum […]
Peel’s Principles: Uncovering the “History” of Criminal Justice - You must be logged in to view this content.