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Explain how and why the ADA is relevant to forensic psychology professionals working in the police subspecialty in the screening and selection of police officers.

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The solution provides information, assistance and advise in tackling the task (see above) of discussing how ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) might impact police psychology practice in relation to police screening and recruitment.

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Hi and thank you for using BrainMass. The solution below should get you started. By ADA, I am presuming that you are referring to the Americans with Disabilities Act. There are a number of books that tackle this subject in relation to police recruitment. I suggest therefore using this simple outline:

1. ADA - what is it all about - 100 words
2. Application in Forensic Psychology/Police recruitment - 150 words

This is all you need to answer this task. All the best with your studies.

AE 105878/Xenia Jones

ADA in Police Recruitment

First off, what is ADA and why is it something that law enforcement and forensic psychologists must reckon with it? The law and its impact is explained in concept by Bartol and Bartol (2006) as follows -

"The Americans with Disabilities Act or ADA is the most far-reaching public law since the Civil Rights Act f 1964, affecting all ...

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