2018–2019 Walden University Catalog (September 2018) 
    
    Nov 25, 2020  
2018–2019 Walden University Catalog (September 2018) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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IPSY 6520 - Police Psychology


(5 cr.) Students in this course learn about the various roles and responsibilities of forensic psychology professionals working with and in police departments, the structures and organizations in which they work, and the skills needed to perform daily functions, such as counseling and supporting police. Students analyze and discuss common issues and challenges, including crisis situations, psychological risks of police work, and stress management. They also explore less common roles of psychology professionals working with police, such as training in hostage negotiations and the selection of special officers (SWAT, snipers, and tactical commanders). Engaging in assignments designed to provide application of content, students gain practical insight on a variety of topics, such as diversity issues and training, community impact, and forensic psychology operations.



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