The Impact of Forensic Psychology Professionals and Diversity Training on Police Organizations

The assignment (1–2 pages): Evaluate the impact of diversity training by forensic psychology professionals—s pecifically, respond to the difference it can make and evaluate its value. Analyze how the provision of diversity training impacts the police department as a whole. Be specific and provide examples. Support your responses with references to the Learning Resources and the research literature.

Learning Resources

Readings Course Text: Psychology and Policing Chapter 3, “Recruitment, Selection and Training”

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Book Excerpt: Rostow, C. D., & Davis, R. D. (2004). Defining the fitness-for-duty evaluation. In C. D. Rostow & R. D. Davis (Eds.), Handbook for psychological fitness-for-duty evaluations in law enforcement (pp. 65–71). Binghamton, NY: Haworth Press.

Article: Coderoni, G. R. (2002). The relationship between multicultural training for police and effective law enforcement. FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin, 71(11), 16–18. Retrieved from the Walden Library databases.

Article: Love, K. G., & DeArmond, S. (2007). The validity of assessment center ratings and 16 PF personality trait scores in police sergeant promotions: A case of incremental validity. Public Personnel Management, 36(1), 21-32. Retrieved from the Walden Library databases.

Article: McGrath, R., & Guller, M. (2009). Concurrent validity of the candidate and officer personnel survey (COPS). International Journal of Police Science and Management, 11(2), 150–159. (Review from Week 2). Retrieved from the Walden Library databases.

Article: Simmers, K. D., Bowers, T. G., & Ruiz, J. M. (2003). Pre-employment psychological testing of police officers: The MMPI and the IPI as predictors of performance. International Journal of Police Science & Management, 5(4), 277–294. Retrieved from the Walden Library databases.

Article: Steinheider, B., Wuestewald, T., & Bayerl, P. (2006). The effects of participative management on employee commitment, productivity, and community satisfaction in a police agency. Conference Papers-International Communication Association, 1–42. Retrieved from the Walden Library databases.

Article: Wang, Y. R. (2006). Does community policing motivate officers at work and how? International Journal of Police Science & Management, 8(1), 67–77. Retrieved from the Walden Library databases.

Article: White, M. D., & Escobar, G. (2008). Making good cops in the twenty-first century: Emerging issues for the effective recruitment, selection and training of police in the United States and abroad. International Review of Law Computers & Technology, 22(1–2), 119–134. Retrieved from the Walden Library databases.

Government Document: U. S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (n.d.). Facts about the Americans with disabilities act. Retrieved from http://www.eeoc.gov/facts/fs-ada.html