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ERIC Number: ED172132
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Aug-31
Pages: 33
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
A Written Simulation Measure to Evaluate Police Crisis Intervention Training.
Meerbaum, Monica Leonie
This paper presents the background and development of the Crisis Intervention Simulation Survey, (CISS), a written simulation instrument designed to assess police officers' knowledge of effective crisis intervention skills and the awareness of their emotional responses to selected crisis intervention situations. It summarizes the recent history of crisis intervention training programs for police and critiques efforts to evaluate these programs. The background section also reviews the use of simulation methodologies like role playing to assess intervention skills in a variety of human service fields. The design and construction of the CISS are then described in detail. The CISS presents four types of crisis situations, accompanied by a response sheet with open-ended questions and bipolar, Likert-type emotion scales. The CISS was administered as part of a pilot study evaluating a four-day police crisis intervention training workshop. Results from this study are presented, including preliminary data pertaining to the reliability of the CISS and a discussion of its strengths and limitations together with some suggestions for simplifying the methodology used to construct such an instrument. (Author)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association (Toronto, Ontario, Canada, August, 1978)