Read e-book online A Handbook for Psychological Fitness-for-Duty Evaluations in PDF

By Cary D. Rostow,Robert D. Davis

While a few books approximately police psychology comprise a bankruptcy at the fitness-for-duty query, this is often the 1st entire ebook targeted solely on mental fitness-for-duty reviews (FFDEs) for legislation enforcement team of workers. This instruction manual is perfect for execs and for coursework designed to arrange participants for careers as police or municipal officers, psychologists, scholars, behavioral technological know-how experts, human rights advocates, and legal professionals. A worthy word list makes the ebook much more invaluable for college kids and people who wouldn't have broad educational or formal education in psychology or public administration.


A instruction manual for mental Fitness-for-Duty reviews in legislations Enforcement describes intimately the mechanics of constructing a fitness-for-duty method and examines the effectiveness of FFDEs in legislations enforcement. You’ll locate transparent directions for constructing a FFDE approach from the legislations enforcement executive’s perspective (valuable for lawyers, police psychologists, and civil carrier board individuals as well), and an in depth bibliography with specific emphasis on legislation and situations that offer suggestions to mental and legislations enforcement pros. a number of appendices supply examples of documentation that may be utilized in the assessment process.


This book brings you trustworthy details on:



  • legal precedents, with a evaluate of criminal situations (in language acceptable for legislation enforcement executives and psychologists)

  • the interplay among police tradition, mental evaluate, and therapy

  • federal legislation that effect FFDEs, together with the HIPAA, the american citizens with Disabilities Act, the relatives scientific depart Act and the reasonable credits Reporting Act

  • case legislation and FFDEs, with emphasis on civil rights legislation, exertions matters, specialist moral dilemmas, and the psychologist as a possible professional witness

  • the right uses—and the misuses—of the FFDE approach

  • police departmental civil legal responsibility and the function that the FFDE performs in addressing criminal risks

In addition, this publication incorporates a succinct evaluate of mental trying out (psychometrics), and the technicalities of applying a qualified psychologist to figure out the health of commissioned officials. A instruction manual for mental Fitness-for-Duty reviews in legislations Enforcement proposes a version legislation which may be used to enhance the software and effectiveness of FFDEs, and provides a forward-looking dialogue of FFDE matters which may develop into arguable within the close to future.

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