Cop Doc delivers a unique map of police psychology. Retired NYPD sergeant Daniel Rudofossi delivers compelling inside scoops: the first-grade detective who nailed the Times Square bomber, intelligence enigmas unraveled by the DEA intelligence chief, wisdom culled from a best-selling novelist, a NYPD detective captain’s narrative of the Palm Sunday Massacre, and much more. The book also includes an interview with a captain of hostage negotiations and a preface by the founder of the NYPD department of psychological services. Both students and seasoned professionals can find insights into policing and forensic psychology in these pages.
Table of Contents
Introduction. 1. History, Philosophy, and Science of Police Psychology 2. Revolution in Science—Police Psychology 3. Applying Police Psychology: Intelligence Analysis 4. Polygraphers: Detection of Deception 5. Hostage Negotiations 6. Medical, Odontologist, Psychologist: Investigators 7. Police Training—Recruit to Executive Development and Police Psychology 8. Police Detectives: Crime, Motives, and Criminals 9. Understanding Officers, Policing Experience, and Personality Styles 10. Police Personality Styles and Traits: Individual Differences in an Eco-Ethological Milieu.
Daniel M. Rudofossi, PsyD, PhD, has taught at New York University, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, and is currently an adjunct associate professor at St. John’s University.