A Handbook for Psychological Fitness-for-Duty Evaluations in by Cary D. Rostow,Robert D. Davis

By Cary D. Rostow,Robert D. Davis

While a few books approximately police psychology include a bankruptcy at the fitness-for-duty query, this can be the 1st accomplished ebook concentrated completely on mental fitness-for-duty reviews (FFDEs) for legislations enforcement group of workers. This guide is perfect for pros and for coursework designed to arrange contributors for careers as police or municipal officers, psychologists, scholars, behavioral technology experts, human rights advocates, and legal professionals. A worthy word list makes the booklet much more priceless for college kids and people who shouldn't have vast educational or formal education in psychology or public administration.


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


This book brings you trustworthy info on:



  • legal precedents, with a assessment of criminal circumstances (in language acceptable for legislations enforcement executives and psychologists)

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

  • federal legislation that influence FFDEs, together with the HIPAA, the americans 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 concerns, expert moral dilemmas, and the psychologist as a possible specialist 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 felony risks

In addition, this booklet incorporates a succinct evaluation of mental checking out (psychometrics), and the technicalities of utilizing a qualified psychologist to figure out the health of commissioned officials. A guide for mental Fitness-for-Duty reviews in legislation Enforcement proposes a version legislation that may be used to enhance the application and effectiveness of FFDEs, and provides a forward-looking dialogue of FFDE matters that could develop into debatable within the close to future.

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