The Handbook of Police Psychology represents the contributions of over thirty police psychologists, all experts in their field, on the core subject matters of police psychology. Police psychology is broadly defined as the application of psychological principles and methods to law enforcement. This growing area includes topics such as screening and hiring of police officers; conducting screening for special squads (e.g., SWAT); fitness-for-duty evaluations; investigations, hostage negotiations; training and consultation, and stress counseling, among others. The book examines the beginnings of police psychology and early influences on the profession such as experimental investigations of psychological testing on police attitude and performance. Influential figures in the field of police psychology are discussed, including the nation’s first full-time police psychologist who served on the Los Angeles Police Department, and the first full-time police officer to earn a doctorate in psychology while still in uniform with the New York Police Department.
Does Your 1911 Stack Up? &break;&break;When John Browning designed the Model 1911 pistol for Colt's Manufacturing Co. he created the standard by which pistols have been judged for more than 90 years. &break;&break;Now Patrick Sweeney provides the first in-depth look at the Model 1911 in all its forms, complete with information on ammunition, after-market parts and performance testing of semi-custom guns. This book shows you what the 1911 is and what it can become. If you own a 1911 now or have ever considered buying one, this book is for you.
A definitive reference that carries a balanced mix of thoroughly researched articles on elements of the shooting sports hobby and new product reports provides a detailed and current catalog of arms and accessories featuring specifications and prices. Original. 66,000 first printing.
BIGGER.BETTER.MORE OF WHAT YOU WANT! IT'S GUN DIGEST 2011 THE WORLD'S GERATEST GUN BOOK SINCE 1944 Long regarded the shooter's best resource, Gun Digest is jam-packed with the kind of entertaining information on guns and shooting that you just won't find anywhere else. From in-depth field reports on the newest guns and gear to fascinating discussions of collectible guns and gear to fascinating discussions of collectible arms, you'll find it in Gun Digest 2011.
Unmatched in reliability, SIG-produced pistols are used?and trusted?by elite law enforcement agencies, such as the FBI, the DEA, the Secret Service, the BATF, as well as a number of smaller federal agencies. Designed and built to satisfy a wide range of needs, including military, law enforcement, security agencies, individual self-defense, hunting, and competition, these firearms have a long established reputation for unmatched quality and excellence. From innovative design to quality workmanship, author Massad Ayoob takes an in-depth look at Sig Sauer pistols reviewing and discussing the design, function, and uses of modern SIG pistols. Readers will be amazed at the performance of these prestigious firearms, as one of the nation?s top firearms instructors presents historical information and performance reviews of SIG pistols.
Combat Shooting with Massad Ayoob is written by America's best-known combat pistol shooter, Massad Ayoob, who is credited with the idea of "stress fire." In this book, Massad speaks about mindset and jumps right into the aspects of learning combat shooting. Next, he highlights three gunfighters—Wyatt Earp, Colonel Charles Askins and Jim Cirillo—and the lessons we can learn from each. Lastly, Ayoob shares his perspective on the importance of competition as training before closing with a discussion of the choices involved in being responsibly armed.
Author: Chris Cheng
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
Release Date: 2014-10-14
Genre: Sports & Recreation
Chris Cheng won the title of “Top Shot,” a $100,000 cash prize, and a professional marksman contract with the show sponsor, Bass Pro Shops. How did a tech support guy who didn’t shoot a lot of guns beat out seventeen other competitors—including seasoned military veterans, law enforcement officers, and pro marksmen—in History Channel’s Top Shot season 4? An excellent guide for beginning shooters, Cheng focuses on the basics and ammunition of pistols, rifles, and shotguns, marksmanship fundamentals, and buying a firearm. Other chapters include: Dry Fire Practice Firearm Accessories Safely Storing Your Firearm Cleaning and Maintaining Your Guns And much more! Additionally, Cheng covers his approach to staying calm under pressure, teamwork, sportsmanship, and leadership. These traits contributed to his coming out on top and staying above the fray. With a foreword written by Top Shot season 3 champion Dustin Ellermann and an afterword written by the original Top Shot champion Iain Harrison, Shoot to Win is sure to please shooters of all stripes, but especially fans of History Channel’s program Top Shot. Skyhorse Publishing is proud to publish a broad range of books for hunters and firearms enthusiasts. We publish books about shotguns, rifles, handguns, target shooting, gun collecting, self-defense, archery, ammunition, knives, gunsmithing, gun repair, and wilderness survival. We publish books on deer hunting, big game hunting, small game hunting, wing shooting, turkey hunting, deer stands, duck blinds, bowhunting, wing shooting, hunting dogs, and more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to publishing books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked by other publishers and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.
In a long-awaited update of the world's most authoritative work on the subject, Massad Ayoob draws from an additional three decades of experience to educate responsible firearms owners about the legal, ethical, and practical use of firearms in self defense-the armed citizens' rules of engagement. Deadly Force discusses: Understand the legal and ethical issues surrounding use of lethal force by private citizens Learn about the social and psychological issues surrounding use of lethal force in defense of self or others Preparation and mitigation--steps the responsible armed citizen can/should take "After forty years as a practicing criminal defense attorney, I know that what Mas says, teaches, and writes is the best, state-of-the-art knowledge you can get." ~Jeff Weiner, Former President, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
In addition to tactical aspects of self-defense, practical information like choosing the right firearm and ammunition, used gun purchases, and all legal aspects of self-defense with a gun are also extensively covered in this complete and authoritative look at concealed carry.
Author: Černý Pavel
Publisher: Grada Publishing a.s.
Release Date: 2004-02-20
Genre: Sports & Recreation
Pro všechny z vás, v jejichž životě hraje zbraň významnější úlohu, přinášíme jedinečnou publikaci, která vám pomůže dosáhnout takové úrovně znalostí a dovedností, aby zbraň co nejlépe posloužila účelu, pro který jste si ji pořídili. U někoho může jít o rekreační střelbu, u jiného je hlavním motivem soutěžní činnost, další pak spatřují v krátké palné zbrani nejvhodnější prostředek pro svoji ochranu. Autoři, zkušení střelci a střelečtí instruktoři, se zabývají použitím střelné zbraně v reálném střetnutí. V úvodu seznámí čtenáře se základním střeleckým vybavením a dále text rozdělili do tří fází střelecké přípravy. Fáze I zahrnuje základní průpravu v zacházení se zbraní, ve fázi II jsou detailně probírány komplexní techniky dynamické střelby a těžištěm knihy je fáze III, zaměřená na střelecko-taktické dovednosti včetně praktických cvičení, psychickou přípravu a další aspekty řešení sebeobranných situací. Kniha je doplněna více než stovkou fotografií a osmistránkovou barevnou přílohou.
Author: Ronald P. Fisher
Publisher: Charles C Thomas Publisher
Release Date: 1992-01-01
Genre: Interviewing in law enforcement
Despite the obvious importance of eyewitness information in criminal investigation, police receive surprisingly little instruction on how to conduct an effective interview with a cooperative eyewitness. More than half of police departments have no formal training whatsoever for newly appointed investigators. Most texts in police science either completely omit the issue of effective interviewing techniques or provide only superficial coverage. This manual provides guiding principles to effective interviewing, with specific techniques to be used and others to be avoided. There are principles of memory retrieval so that the reader will understand why to employ specific techniques -- for example, when to use open-ended versus direct short-answer questions, effective use of pauses, asking follow-up questions, cues to name and number recall, etc. There is the strategy of interview sequential structure -- that is, what to probe for at the beginning, middle, and end of the interview. Also included are practical exercises and real-world experiences. The book will also be helpful for attorneys in conducting investigative interviews.