Research In Law Enforcement Selection.
|Article Type:||Book Review|
|Subject:||Books (Book reviews)|
|Publication:||Name: The Forensic Examiner Publisher: American College of Forensic Examiners Audience: Professional Format: Magazine/Journal Subject: Health; Law; Science and technology Copyright: COPYRIGHT 2005 American College of Forensic Examiners ISSN: 1084-5569|
|Issue:||Date: Winter, 2005 Source Volume: 14 Source Issue: 4|
|Topic:||NamedWork: Research In Law Enforcement Selection (Book)|
|Persons:||Reviewee: Aamodt, Michael G.|
Research In Law Enforcement Selection By Michael G. Aamodt, PhD,
Research in Law Enforcement Selection is a comprehensive reference for professionals who do assessment work with police departments and other law enforcement agencies. Other than a few dissertations that could not be obtained, all journal articles, theses, and dissertations relevant to law enforcement selection from 1970-2003 are included in this text. In addition, there are plenty of studies included that occurred before 1970 and after 2003. The author has sought to provide readers with enough information about each study that no original sources, which are often difficult to obtain, need to be consulted.
The book is filled with meta-analyses (statistical reviews of the literature) investigating the validity of methods used to predict police performance. These methods include education requirements, cognitive ability, background variables, personality inventories, interest inventories, physical agility tests, assessment centers, and interviews.
The first chapter of the book informs readers unfamiliar with meta-analysis about the purpose of meta-analysis and how to interpret the meta-analysis tables. The rest of the chapters include a discussion of the topic, tables listing the meta-analysis results, and a discussion of the results.
Michael G. Aamodt, PhD, is a Fellow of American College of Forensic Examiners Institute and a Diplomate of the American Board of Forensic Examiners. Dr. Aamodt is a professor of psychology at Radford University and has been a consultant with law enforcement agencies for over 20 years. He is a past president of the Society for Police and Criminal Psychology and is the author of several books including Applied Industrial/Organizational Psychology, Human Relations in Business, and Law Enforcement Selection: Research Summaries.
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