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A Handbook for Psychological Fitness-for-Duty Evaluations in Law Enforcement

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Preface and Acknowledgments SECTION I: THE HISTORY AND DEVELOPMENT OF POLICE PSYCHOLOGY Chapter 1. Law Enforcement Agencies and Police Psychology American Policing The First American Police Reform Movement The Second American Police Reform Movement The Third American Police Reform Movement U.S. Police Structures Early Police Psychological Testing Development of Professional Police Psychology and EAPs Some Contemporary Issues in Policing Chapter 2. Police Culture and Assessment/Therapy Issues Culture Police-Specific Psychological Assessment, Treatment, and EAP Special Issues of Psychotherapy in Police Settings Mental Health Programs Chapter 3. Law Enforcement Liability and Police Psychology The Civil Rights Act of 1871 Municipal Liability Case Law Failure to Discipline Expert Testimony by the FFDE Provider Duty to Warn Liability for the Certifying Provider The Right to Offer Opinion of Mental Health Before Employment SECTION II: THE MECHANICS OF THE FITNESS-FOR-DUTY EVALUATION METHODOLOGY Chapter 4. Usefulness of Fitness-for-Duty Evaluations in Law Enforcement Agencies The Case of Officer Bob The Law Enforcement Executives' Choices The FFDE Option Chapter 5. Defining the Fitness-for-Duty Evaluation Who May Offer the FFDE Service? Positive Risk Negative Risk Chapter 6. Developing a Fitness-for-Duty Evaluation System Friend of the Chief General FFDE Goals Administrative Conflict of Interest Chapter 7. Forms and Styles for the Fitness-for-Duty Evaluation in Law Enforcement Officer Instructions Officer Personal Information Directions for an FFDE Appearance Third-Party Observations Electronic Recordings Copy of the Report Defamation Misrepresentation on FFDEs Resume Fraud and Free Speech FFDE Confidentiality in Court Actions Administrative Forms of FFDEs: Internal and External Providers Are FFDEs Mandatory? Lybarger Admonishment Insubordination Chapter 8. Assessment: Methods and Procedures Processing the Officer into the FFDE Setting Explaining the Nature of All Self-Report Materials Ending the FFDE Contact with the Officer Immediate LE Executive Feedback The Minimum Necessary Rule Independent Treatment Review Service Psychology and Law Enforcement Personnel Methods Cognitive Testing and FFDEs Introduction to Statistical Considerations for Police Executives Predictive Validity Clinical, Forensic, and Fitness-for-Duty Evaluations Chapter 9. Fitness-for-Duty Report Recommendations Special Records Section Postevaluation Outcome Assessment and Distortion Postassessment Treatment Recommendations FFDE Provider Recommendations Release of Records to Third Parties SECTION III: FORENSIC ISSUES IN FITNESS-FOR-DUTY EVALUATIONS Chapter 10. Expert Witnesses and the Defense of Selection/Fitness Decisions The Case of Detective Reed Federal Rules of Evidence 702 Examining the Expert's Methods Chapter 11. Reasons for Fitness-for-Duty Evaluations The Key Issues Reasons for Referral Chapter 12. Misuse of Fitness-for-Duty Evaluations The Case of Officer Tim Improper FFDE Referrals SECTION IV: FEDERAL LAW AND FITNESS-FOR-DUTY EVALUATIONS Chapter 13. Confidentiality of Psychological Information and t

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