The new Force Science® Institute’s Advanced Force Science Specialist Course is an in-depth 18-week (live “online”) course providing students with a comprehensive understanding of the behavioral science elements and training that undergirds performance in high-stress incidents. This course is the next step in the development of a Force Science® Analyst and includes an in-depth study of human performance applied to critical incidents in the police world. Students are guided through research to understand the human elements in an officer’s use-of-force. Studies include basic motor movement processes, application of movement dynamics during a critical incident, the role of attention to eye scan and visual focus, pattern recognition, anticipation, decision-making and memory. Students will review research, textbooks and journal articles written by leading researchers, meet some and discuss their research. Students will study original source documents and each participant must understand and discuss the latest research of behavioral science elements raised during the learning process and how those elements apply to use-of-force cases and will study and analyze actual case investigations.
12 to 35 students with 8 instructors
Decision Making, Internal Affairs, Investigations, Use of Force
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