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.

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.

Street Survival

Author: Charles Remsberg
Publisher: Calibre Press
ISBN: 9780935878004
Release Date: 1987-01-01
Genre: Social Science

This book deals with positive tactics officers can employ on the street to effectively use their own firearms to defeat those of assailants. It is devoted exclusively to understanding and mastering techniques that work for survival in real life situations. Unfortunately, most of the current literature on so-called 'combat shooting' explores what works against paper targets. Few street-wise experts or truly contemporary articles have emerged on street survival, although deadly assaults on the police continue to occur year after year. This book can help make you survival sensitive. The techniques it emphasizes are designed to affect the way you prepare, plan and react, to keep you alive in real situations. They are not hypotheses, but proven procedures, based on the insights of officers who have experienced gun battles and survived and on the lessons left behind by those who have died.

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.

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.

I Know You Are Lying

Author: Mark McClish
Publisher: Policeemployment.Com
ISBN: 0967999820
Release Date: 2001-01-01
Genre: Deception


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.

You the Police

Author: Boston T. Party
Publisher:
ISBN: 1888766018
Release Date: 1996-01-01
Genre: Political Science


NYPD Battles Crime

Author: Eli B. Silverman
Publisher: UPNE
ISBN: 1555534015
Release Date: 1999
Genre: Political Science

In the last five years, New York City has experienced the nation's most dramatic reduction in crime. While the New York Police Department is receiving extensive publicity and praise as the key agent for the sharp decline, many experts downplay the NYPD's role, arguing instead that prevailing social, economic, and demographic conditions are the primary reasons for the unprecedented drop in crime rates. This timely book informs the debate by detailing how innovative strategies adopted in 1994 by then-police commissioner William Bratton had the immediate and sustained effect of lowering incidents of crime in every city precinct. Eli B. Silverman begins his study with a historical review of the evolution of police reform movements in New York City, showing that the achievements and failures of earlier external and internal initiatives formed the foundation for today's re-engineered NYPD. Drawing on privileged access to police documents and meetings, he then examines how the dynamic interaction of specific strategic, organizational, and managerial changes redefined the approach to policing, transforming the department from a reactive to a proactive force. In particular, Silverman focuses on Compstat, a sophisticated computer program that compiles crime statistics, as the crucial mechanism for linking the development of new policies with effective tactics to control crime. The up-to-date and accurate information provided by Compstat drives twice-weekly crime strategy meetings that ensure essential planning, coordination, evaluation, and accountability. NYPD Battles Crime is a fascinating story of organizational change, innovation, and continuity.

The Criminal Justice Report Writing Guide for Officers

Author: Jean Reynolds Ph. D.
Publisher:
ISBN: 0578082942
Release Date: 2011-06-01
Genre: Social Science

Criminal Justice Report Writing offers both recruits and experienced officers a wealth of information about report writing. A pre-test and post-test help you assess your stengths and determine which skills need your attention. Topics include organizing and writing reports, bullet style, reviewing sentence skills, avoiding usage errors, and applying the specialized vocabulary needed for report writing. Sample reports are included. Exercises are provided throughout the book, and an Answer Key allows you to check your progress at each step.

The Professional Protection Officer

Author: IFPO
Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann
ISBN: 0080961649
Release Date: 2010-03-09
Genre: Business & Economics

The Professional Protection Officer: Security Strategies, Tactics and Trends, Eighth Edition, is the definitive reference and instructional text for career oriented security officers in both the private and public sectors. The first edition originated with the birth of the International Foundation for Protection Officers (IFPO) in 1988, which has been using the book as the official text since that time. Each subsequent edition has brought new and enlightened information to the protection professional. This latest edition covers all of the subjects essential to training of protection professionals, and has been renamed to reflect new strategies, tactics, and trends in this dynamic field. The book contains 12 units and 45 chapters. Written by leading security educators, trainers and consultants, it has served as the authoritative text for both students and professionals worldwide. This new edition adds critical updates and fresh pedagogy, as well as new diagrams, illustrations, and self assessments. Information included is designed to reflect the latest trends in the industry and to support and reinforce continued professional development. The book concludes with an Emerging Trends feature, laying the groundwork for the future growth of this increasingly vital profession. This will be an ideal reference for security students and CPO candidates. Information included is designed to reflect the latest trends in the industry and to support and reinforce continued professional development. Concludes chapters with an Emerging Trends feature, laying the groundwork for the future growth of this increasingly vital profession. Written by a cross-disciplinary contributor team consisting of top experts in their respective fields.

Elder Crimes Elder Justice

Author: David R. Snyder
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
ISBN: 9780763728595
Release Date: 2012-09-05
Genre: Law

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Communication Accommodation Theory

Author: Howard Giles
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781316785225
Release Date: 2016-08-18
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.