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

By Cary D. Rostow,Robert D. Davis

ISBN-10: 0789023962

ISBN-13: 9780789023964

ISBN-10: 0789023970

ISBN-13: 9780789023971

While a few books approximately police psychology include a bankruptcy at the fitness-for-duty query, this is often the 1st accomplished ebook targeted completely on mental fitness-for-duty reviews (FFDEs) for legislations enforcement body of workers. This guide is perfect for pros and for coursework designed to organize members for careers as police or municipal officers, psychologists, scholars, behavioral technology experts, human rights advocates, and lawyers. A necessary thesaurus makes the publication much more helpful for college students and people who would not have huge educational or formal education in psychology or public administration.


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


This book brings you trustworthy details on:



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

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

  • federal legislation that influence FFDEs, together with the HIPAA, the american citizens with Disabilities Act, the relatives clinical 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 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 felony risks

In addition, this ebook features a succinct evaluation of mental checking out (psychometrics), and the technicalities of making use of a certified 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 offers a forward-looking dialogue of FFDE matters which can develop into debatable within the close to future.

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