Police professionals, like other employees, need direction, guidance, training, and reinforcement from their supervisors. Police administrators are responsible for this type of supervision, as well as for ensuring that the overall mission of the department is carried out effectively. In addition, police administrators must be adept in interpersonal skills as they interact with the public, police employees, and higher-level political figures.
Studies have shown that the leadership style of supervisors has a large effect on a police officer's success and morale. In fact, police officers will comply with demands more if their supervisors have a certain style (Schwarzwald, Koslowski, & Agassi, 2001). Knowing this, the forensic psychology professional can have an impact on the police department by working with police administrators to support the leadership traits and styles that render administrators most effective.
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• Select two roles a forensic psychology professional may have when working with police administrators that interest you.
• Consider how forensic psychology professionals in these roles impact police administration, including how that impact trickles down to affect different levels of the police organization.
a description of two roles that a forensic psychology professional may have when working with police administrators. Then, analyze the impact of each role on police administration, and each level of the police organization.© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com March 22, 2019, 3:16 am ad1c9bdddf
Forensic Psychology Roles
Forensic Psychology has, over time, proven itself fundamental in the realm of justice and law enforcement. As police psychologists, forensic psychologists take on various roles that lead to the application of their skills and particulars of the science in law enforcement. Two roles of interest to me include Psychological Testing specialization for screening in police recruitment and Counselling and Mental Health Support for police officers and department employees. According to Roufa (2015), "Perhaps one of the most important but least understood aspects of pre-employment screening for law enforcement and other criminal justice careers is the psychological exam. Often one of the last steps in the hiring process for police officers, the psychological exam can make or break your chances at a law enforcement career." It is important because outside of physical and cognitive characteristics ...
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