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.
Author: Chris Bird
Release Date: 2001-04
Genre: Political Science
Timely because more states continue to pass concealed-carry legislation, this comprehensive handbook contains information on current state regulations, beginning and advanced shooting instruction, and updated safety advice. This guide covers everything needed to understand these subjects and offers tips on the importance of self-protection, selecting and buying a handgun, and methods of concealing weapons. In light of the current problem of violence in schools, this edition also offers detailed instruction on how to avoid all violent encounters. Information on the mental ramifications of self-defense is included as are actual stories of incidents of concealed-carry self-defense.
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.
Massad Ayoob delivers the information the reader needs to be a responsible gun owner/concealed carry permit holder. This volume covers issues surrounding concealed carry today, including case studies and lessons learned through expert commentary from Ayoob, who draws on experience as expert witness for courts in weapons and shooting cases.
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