Arresting Communication

Author: Jim Glennon
Publisher: Calibre Press
ISBN: 9780615871257
Release Date: 2013-01-01
Genre: Political Science

Arresting Communication: The Academy Edition was written by Lt. Jim Glennon a 30 year law enforcement veteran who also taught at a Police Academy for 12 years. The book can be used by academies as a blueprint for training as well as by recruit officers looking for the tools necessary to communicate effectively during any type of interaction. It includes subjects such as: body language, proxemics, detecting deception, how to get confessions, developing rapport, avoiding citizen complaints, and understanding the fundamental needs of the Human Animal. In addition, the book advises those entering the profession on how to make it through the Academy as well as the subsequent Probation Period that follows graduation and employment.

Verbal Judo

Author: George J. Thompson, PhD
Publisher: Zondervan
ISBN: 9780062031686
Release Date: 2010-10-12
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Improve communication, resolve conflicts, and avoid the most common conversational disasters through simple, easily remembered strategies that deflect and redirect negative behaviour. Verbal Judo is the martial art of the mind and mouth that can show you how to be better prepared in every verbal encounter. Listen and speak more effectively, engage people through empathy (the most powerful word in the English language), avoid the most common conversational disasters, and use proven strategies that allow you to successfully communicate your point of view and take the upper hand in most disputes.

Performance Thinking

Author: Jacques DallairePh.D.
Publisher: BookBaby
ISBN: 9780985146115
Release Date: 2012-06-01
Genre: Self-Help

“Performance Thinking – Mental Skills for the Competitive World...and for Life!”, by Dr. Jacques Dallaire of Performance Prime, addresses two basic but profoundly important questions that are relevant to every human being on the planet: ‘How do I mentally sabotage my own performance?’ and ‘How can I control my thinking in order to optimize my performance?’ This interactive book provides a simple, powerful framework of mental “Rules” that the reader can use to understand clearly how the way that they think – directly and indirectly – influences how they perform. The disruptive influence of distractions is one of the most common complaints that people identify when it comes to the self-sabotage of their own performance. Distractions (both internal, in their own mind and external, from the environment around them), cause individuals to struggle and have difficulty remaining correctly focused on the task in front of them. These distractions negatively impact performance because focus of attention is diverted away from the task to the source of their worry. Dr. Dallaire makes the case that, at its most basic level, the secret to the mental game ultimately is the ability to control focus of attention so that it is directed to the correct thing at the correct time. “Performance Thinking” clearly outlines the nature of this problem and presents practical and effective solutions to address this thorny issue. Fear of failure is also often cited by individuals as an overriding, emotional response that consumes their thinking and drives their behavior. This is especially true in challenging or difficult situations. In environments where results are seen as critical and where the task being targeted is challenging, fear of not being successful or concern over what others might think of them if they do fail, often influences performance in a negative way. Internal negative thoughts increase anxiety and heightened anxiety levels ultimately lead to a fundamentally incorrect focus that corrupts performance and negatively influences mental and physical health. “Performance Thinking” sheds light on why? and how? this decay in thinking occurs and exactly how self-doubt leads to inferior performance. It also establishes a practical framework of thinking that can reshape your dominant thought and positively influence your ability to perform. The book discusses the dangers associated with an overriding focus on results, explains how we mentally process information at a fundamental level, describes the direct impact that imagery has on performance, and explores in detail what the ‘skill’ of focus or concentration is...and how to control it. The A.C.T. Model© process that Dr. Dallaire shares in the final section of the book is a methodology that has been proven over decades to help thousands of top performers from many different walks of life achieve – and even exceed – their performance goals. The process, while simple in both design and execution, is a powerful performance modeling tool that can help readers control their thoughts in challenging situations and as a result, optimize their performance. It describes a systematic process of self-analysis and self-correction that engages the unconscious mind in a way that fosters the development of the mental “Zone” that is associated with optimal performance. The mindset that appears to be characteristic of champions can be modeled and learned, and “Performance Thinking” provides a road map to the development of this kind of thinking. It is truely a mental skills ‘toolkit’ to optimize personal performance.

Way of the Warrior

Author: Bernard Schaffer
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 1493764500
Release Date: 2013-11
Genre: Law

"Equal parts biography and instructional guide, Way of the Warrior focuses on the core of the individual officer: the warrior spirit. It discusses how to successfully uphold the law and not lose your mind in the process." -- Publisher website.

In Context

Author: Nick Selby
Publisher: Contextual Press
ISBN: 0980181704
Release Date: 2016-04-30
Genre:

Since 2014, the media and the American public have paid more attention than ever to the use of deadly force by American police officers. This accessible book, written in plain English, provides in objective, accurate terms contextually relevant facts on incidents during 2015 in which police officers killed unarmed civilians. It provides reporters, activists, scholars, police administrators, and legislators with high-level analysis to stimulate educated debate. The incidents are described in neutrally written accounts, with analysis and commentary from three perspectives: a police data expert; a veteran street cop and narcotics detective; and an experienced expert witness in the use of force. With chapters by a commissioner of one of America's largest police departments, and a former Navy SEAL commander, the book presents these controversial issues in a new way: fearlessly criticizing the police where warranted, and equally fearlessly pointing out where the police acted not just correctly, but honorably.

Communication and Law Enforcement

Author: Dennis F. Gundersen
Publisher: University Press of America
ISBN: 0819170232
Release Date: 1988
Genre: Political Science

"This is a book about communication--the process of relating to other human beings--in the context of law enforcement professions. Nearly all law enforcement professionals have in common the need to achieve success in interpersonal communication. No matter how skillful and intelligent they may become, their effectiveness is severely limited if they have not developed good communication skills. Effective communication will not solve all problems, but few problems can be handled effectively without adequate communication."--Preface.

The Tactical Edge

Author: Charles Remsberg
Publisher: Calibre Press
ISBN: 9780935878059
Release Date: 1986-01-01
Genre: Political Science

Extensive, advanced text of realistic tactical options for defeating violent offenders in life-threatening situations, including vehicle stops, domestic disturbances, armed robberies, building searches, barricaded subjects, and hostage officer crises. Addresses mental conditioning, tactical thinking and a host of special problems, whether you respond to dangerous calls alone, with a partner or as part of a tactical team. Used as a foundation for much training and for promotional exams.

Autism Advocates and Law Enforcement Professionals

Author: Dennis Debbaudt
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 9781846427138
Release Date: 2001-05-15
Genre: Psychology

Individuals with developmental disorders are seven times more likely than other people to come into contact with police and their responses to encounters with the law may not always be socially appropriate. How can the needs and responses of people with autism spectrum disorders be reconciled with the duties of the police to serve and protect the community? In this book, private investigator and autism advocate Dennis Debbaudt provides essential information for both groups. He explains how typical manifestations of autism spectrum disorders, such as running away, unsteadiness, impulsive behavior or failure to respond, may be misunderstood by law enforcement professionals, with serious consequences. For individuals with ASDs, he offers advice on how to behave in encounters with police and other law enforcement professionals. Aimed at raising awareness and facilitating communication between people with autism and law enforcement professionals, this much-needed book will be a valuable resource for both communities.

Communication Accommodation Theory

Author: Howard Giles
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781316785225
Release Date: 2016-08-04
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Most people modify their ways of speaking, writing, texting, and e-mailing, and so on, according to the people with whom they are communicating. This fascinating book asks why we 'accommodate' to others in this way, and explores the various social consequences arising from it. Communication Accommodation Theory (CAT), revised and elaborated over the past 40 years, has been applied to a wide range of situations, from families to courtrooms, and from media to hospitals, by means of diverse methodologies in many disciplines, and across numerous languages and cultures. Bringing together a team of experts, this book demonstrates how the theory can help us towards a greater understanding of interpersonal communication in a multitude of contexts. Finally, it examines the principles of the theory, identifying a range of avenues along which research can move forward in future.

Raising Kids Who Can Protect Themselves

Author: Debbie Gardner
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071471111
Release Date: 2004-07-15
Genre: Business & Economics

A dynamic program for empowering children to protect themselves In Raising Kids Who Can Protect Themselves, Debbie and Mike Gardner share their decades of self-defense experience to show parents how to teach their children courage—the trait needed to make brave, smart, and safe choices, no matter what their age, no matter what the situation. Raising Kids Who Can Protect Themselves helps families foster courage in their children at an early age so that it becomes an inherent trait, rather than a situational need. The book features: Age-appropriate methods to instill courage in children without creating fear Courage coaching as a way to create a “family” defense system Lifesaving skills, such as quality eye contact, voice control, breathing, control of inappropriate crying, development of positive self-talk, and space awareness Ways to reduce children’s vulnerability Site-specific survival strategies, from parties to the mall to sports practice Every time I watch the nightly news, I thank God my wife and children have been trained by Debbie and Mike Gardner. Please, please, please read this book as a family. You will learn how to avoid the most dangerous situations and fight your way out of the rest. We live in a very different world today—arm your family with the power of this book. -Cris Collinsworth, Sports Commentator for Fox/HBO Sports This book is brave, bold and one of the most important books I’ve read in a long time. A must for parents everywhere. -Doug Hall, Author of Jump Start Your Business Brain

Finding the Leader in You

Author: Anton G. Camarota
Publisher: ASQ Quality Press
ISBN: 0873896300
Release Date: 2004-01
Genre: Business & Economics

Are great leaders born or made? the true answer to the question most likely lies somewhere in between. We are all born with unique leadership skills u some more than others- but how we each develop these skills determines how effective a leader each of us can be. Finding the Leader in You: a Practical Guide to Expanding Your Leadership Skills is about what it takes to be an effective leader in todayes rapidly changing world of business. Whether you are a team leader, supervisor, manager, director or executive, this book gives you a comprehensive program that shows you how to further develop your leadership skills and knowledge. the first part of the book consists of a story, featuring a manager who is struggling with the responsibilities of leading a company initiative. the second part explains the concepts and ideas structuring the manageres leadership experience. Finally, the third part enables you to apply these concepts through a series of exercises that expand your leadership skills. Setting this book apart from other leadership books is the specific guidance provided in the self-application exercises.

Policing the Media

Author: David D. Perlmutter
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9780761911050
Release Date: 2000-02-15
Genre: Political Science

Policing the Media examines the reaction of a real police department in the USA to television representations of `cops′. Through interviews, personal observations and black and white photography, the author describes the lives and philosophies of street patrol officers, with close attention paid to the ambiguous attitudes they hold towards their televisual comrades.

Recruitment Selection and Retention of Law Enforcement Officers

Author: Patrick Oliver
Publisher: Looseleaf Law Publications
ISBN: 1932777962
Release Date: 2013-10-01
Genre: Police

Attract, Hire & Keep the Best of the Best! Includes: - The 12 key traits of successful officers - Ways to attract qualified candidates - The importance of a job task analysis - Insights into the best selection process - Guidance on background checks - Tips for creating a multicultural agency - Advice on mentoring programs - Exploration of fitness-for-duty issues - Effective strategies for officer retention?

Entertainment Law in a Nutshell

Author: Sherri Burr
Publisher: West Academic Publishing
ISBN: 1683285042
Release Date: 2017-03-25
Genre:

This compact reference gives a big picture overview of the intellectual property, contract, publicity, estate planning, and First Amendment issues that contribute to the field of entertainment law. Professor Burr also addresses specific legal issues that arise in the film, music, and television industries, including discussion of the rise of "reality" television. This Nutshell is ideal as a secondary text to accompany any entertainment law casebook, as the primary text for a seminar, or as background information for someone requiring an overview.