Because of the disciplinary problems faced by police and security departments, new laws and procedures have emerged encouraging police to be more accountable by abiding by and enforcing policies, practices, behaviours and decisions as well as to ensure and maintain continuous accountability for their actions. Psychological screening tools, such as the LEAl, assess potential officer candidates for psychological fitness for duty and has emerged as one of the most significant changes in police departments. The goal of the current study was to review the validity of various measures as compared to the LEAl in regards to their ability to screen officer candidates. Also, the differences in scores, which may be accounted for by the difference in the way candidates are trained and selected, is also discussed.
Psychotherapy Meets Africa
7th World Congress on Psychotherapy
25-29 August 2014, Durban, South Africa
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