#2: Will Traumatic Stress Sharpen Your Memory-or Sabotage It: What the Latest Findings Reveal

 

 

#3: Can You Really Prevent Unintentional Discharges?

 

 

#4: "Scan Patterns": Next Breakthrough in Survival Training?

 

 

#24: New Findings Expand Understanding of Tunnel Vision, Auditory Blocking & Lag Time

 

 

#34: You Can Help Force Science in New Officer Survival Research

 

 

#36: Are Controversial Recommendations About Officers in Shootings Really Valid?

 

 

#37: Readers Who've "Been There" Scorn PARC's Guidelines for Post-Shooting Interviews

 

 

#42: More About How to Assure "Fair, Neutral & Fact-Finding" OIS Investigations: Suggestions for Successfully Mining Memory, Part II

 

 

#49: Early Findings in New Study Confirm: More Training Brings Better Response & Memory in High-Intensity Encounters

 

 

#50: How are 5%ers Created? by "Effortful Study," New Report Says

 

 

#53: Ask The Experts: Answers to Readers' Questions + Why Cops Aren't Always Wrong in "Suspicious" Shootings

 

 

#54: Cell Phone Studies Shed Light on How Officers' Memories Work in Shootings

 

 

#58: 10 Tips for Surviving Controversial, High-Profile Crises

 

 

#60: Tunnel Vision and Tunnel Hearing – Time To Update

 

 

#64: Cell Phones & Accidents: New Study Gets Underway

I. New, Free On-Line Journal for Police, Corrections

II. From Our Email In-Box

III. Cell Phones & Accidents: New Study Gets Underway

IV: Looking For A Career Change?

 

 

#70: Snooze You Lose? Actually, the Opposite May Be True

I. Snooze You Lose? Actually, the Opposite May Be True

 

 

#71: "Our Cops are Ticking Time Bombs for Lack of Sleep"

I. “Our Cops are Ticking Time Bombs for Lack of Sleep”

 

 

#72: New FSRC Study Hopes to Identify "Best" Training

I. Researchers Move Closer to Explaining High Performance; New FSRC Study Hopes to Identify “Best” Training

 

 

#85: Two Officer-Survival Studies Due to Kick Off in New FSRC Facilities

 

 

#89: Low-Cost Training in Crisis Decision-Making that Still "Makes 'em Sweat"

 

 

#95: 1st Force Science Certification Class a Success Part 1 of a 2-Part Series

 

 

#96: Force Science Students Put Their Knowledge To Use Part 2 of a 2-Part Series

 

 

#103: Fear, Stress, and the Survival Personality

I. Fear, stress, and the survival personality

II. The science of force confrontations now available in 1 neat package

 

 

#104: Are Your "Gaze Control and Scan Pattern" Linked to Your Performance?

I. Are your “gaze control and scan pattern” linked to your performance?

II. FBI’s senior scientist joins FSRC as research coordinator

 

 

#109: An Officer’s Down in a Kill Zone that’s Still Hot. What Should You Do?

I. An Officer’s Down in a Kill Zone that’s Still Hot. What Should You Do?

 

 

#110: Stress & Memory: Important New Findings from FSRC Research

I. Stress & Memory: Important New Findings from FSRC Research

 

 

#112: A Compilation of Important Memory Issues

I. New report offers truths about memory for the legal system

II. Sleep loss tied to greater risk of producing false memories

III. Even short-term stress can damage memory

 

 

#114: Should Officers See Video of Their Encounters? Force Science States its Case

I. Should officers see video of their encounters? Force Science states its case

II. Downed Officer Poll: What Would You Do?

III. Alert! Valuable workshop on lethal and less-lethal force coming up

IV. Want TASERs banned? Your chance to vote

 

 

#121: One more piece of life-saving equipment you should carry + More on naked subjects

I. What is 1 more piece of life-saving equipment you should be carrying

II. The naked truth about naked subjects: 1 more reminder

III. FSRC associates impacting policing internationally

 

 

#122: New study links multi-tasking capacity to good or bad shooting decisions

I. New study links multi-tasking capacity to good or bad shooting decisions

II. Update on active-killer stats shows predictable consistency

III. “If I had panicked, he would have killed me!”

IV. Editor’s clarification

 

 

#126: New study yields best profile yet of suicide-by-cop offenders and their threat

I. New study yields best profile yet of suicide-by-cop offenders and their threat

 

 

#136: Emergency doctors confirm excited delirium DOES exist

I. Emergency doctors confirm excited delirium does exist

II. Congratulations to 86 new Force Science Analysts

 

 

#143: New Study: Cocaine Abuse and Sudden Death...and more.

I. New Study: Cocaine Abuse and Sudden Death

II. Training officer’s initiative brings commendation, cascading benefits

III. Force Science to highlight POLICE-TREXPO-West

IV. 9 “lessons learned” from recent federal decision in Taser case

V. Force Science News to be translated for French-speaking officers

 

 

#151: Does race influence cop-on-cop shootings?

I. Coming up: Does Race Really Influence Cop-on-Cop Shootings? The Force Science Perspective

II. Old drugs get new uses in fighting critical-incident trauma, researchers say

III. Sleep deprivation and gentle reminders have opposite effects on fitness

 

 

#152: The ultimate tragedy: What’s the truth about police-on-police shootings? Part 1

 

 

#153: Force Science pinpoints human dynamics of police-on-police shootings

 

 

#154: Force Science explains “slips-and-capture errors” and other phenomena that drove the fateful BART shooting

I. Force Science explains “slips-and-capture errors” and other psychological phenomena that drove the fateful BART shooting

 

 

#155: The Fatigue Threshold…an officer’s worst nightmare

I. The Fatigue Threshold…an officer’s worst nightmare

II. Update on “rapid mass murder” and single-office response

 

 

#156: Rest and memory: New findings support delaying interviews after an OIS

I. Rest and memory: New findings support delaying interviews after an OIS

II. K-9 scenarios make their training-simulator debut

III. Where to go for more information on other important topics

 

 

#159: Unique new Force Science study tests officers’ endurance in fights

 

 

#160: “Mind traps” that can trick you and those who judge your actions

 

 

#162: Comments, questions on Force Science study of officer exhaustion

I. Comments, questions on Force Science study of officer exhaustion

 

 

#163: New study: Anger sets the stage for seeing threats where none exist

I. New study: Anger sets the stage for seeing threats where none exist

 

 

#167: LEO volunteers sought to test new stress-reduction program & more

I. LEO volunteers sought to test new stress-reduction program

II. A question about the danger of desensitizing

III. Readers respond to FS studies of ejected casings and prone suspects IV. “10 best law enforcement books of all time”

 

 

#171: First results from ongoing survey of officers who survive wounds

I. First results from ongoing survey of officers who survive wound

II. San Francisco trainers bring Force Science to “skeptical” media

III. Mailbag: Our readers write…

 

 

#173: Multiple topics issue

I. Force Science warning: Gun-mounted flashlight device susceptible to fatal errors under high stress

II. Seminar showcasing an inside look at OISs coming up

III. Force Science’s Prone Study featured in NRA’s Law Enforcement Newsletter:

 

 

#178: Important new study addresses what’s “reasonable” in armed-suspect encounters

I. Important new reaction-time study addresses what’s “reasonable” in armed-suspect encounters

II. Using sobering scientific truths in training

III. Inbox: Readers write about Force Science exhaustion study

 

 

#180: “Current training may leave officers more vulnerable” & more

I. “Current training may leave officers more vulnerable”: Early highlights from forthcoming FSI assessment project

II. New nat’l reports underscore Taser safety for cops, suspects alike

III. Survivors speak: A different view on police suicide

IV. Long working hours again tied to heart disease in latest study

V. Verbal Judo founder Dr. George Thompson dies at 69

VI. Additional clarification on reaction-time study

 

 

#183: Recent developments in post-OIS procedures: Tales of 3 cities

 

 

#187: Case studies: How Force Science Analysts helped accused officers

I. Case studies: How Force Science Analysts helped accused officers

II. Free officer-safety training workshop coming up

 

 

#188: Overcoming the “Achilles heel” of use-of-force investigations, Part 1

I. Overcoming the “Achilles heel” of use-of-force investigations, Part 1

II. “Weapons confusion”: A case to watch

 

 

#195: New study confirms health/safety dangers of LEOs’ poor sleep & more

I. New study confirms health/safety dangers of LEOs’ poor sleep

II. AELE: Beware the legal risks of spreading gory scene photos

III. %$!# the pain: Latest research on the benefit of foul language

IV. Should civilian shooters get the same treatment as OIS survivors?

 

 

#197: AELE analysis: When force against the mentally disturbed is justified & more

I. AELE analysis: When force against the mentally disturbed is justified

II. Correction & elaboration on prone positioning study report

III. Full excited delirium report now available free online

IV. How are you keeping the edge as you age? Trainer needs your help

V. University lecture series to honor FSI’s Lewinski

 

 

#202: New! Force Science seeks answers to sudden vehicle stop attacks

I. New! Force Science seeks answers to sudden vehicle stop attacks

 

 

#204: Doubts raised about certain reaction-time training exercises…and more.

 I. Doubts raised about certain reaction-time training exercises…and more.

II. New free site offers case-by-case details of Taser court decisions

 

 

#205: New study: Detecting deception via Cognitive Interviewing

I. New study: Detecting deception via Cognitive Interviewing

II. FSN Extra

 

 

#206: Bath Salts, "best tactics" for high-risk, weapon confusion & more

I. First roundup of “weapon confusion” cases now available free

II. New training aid reinforces “best tactics” for high-risk calls

III. A sergeant’s gritty book brings the street to the page

IV. After grisly attack, Canada acts to ban bath salts

V. Tactical tip for homicide investigators?

 

 

#208: What Force Science still teaches about BART case, despite court ruling

I. What Force Science still teaches about BART case, despite court ruling

II. A toast to one of law enforcement’s great warriors

 

 

#213: When you don’t see what’s visible: The in-attentional blindness factor and more

I. When you don’t see what’s visible: The in-attentional blindness factor

II. Research findings mark the dismal toll of police stress

III. Coming to courtroom near you: more brain scans of violent suspects

 

 

#215: Badge placement affects survival odds for plainclothes cops

I. Badge placement affects survival odds for plainclothes cops

II. Force Science News mailbag

 

 

#219: Study of cops' stress reactions to deadly simulator scenarios

 

 

#221: New study: Fast, effective EMS option for excited delirium cases

I. New study: Fast, effective EMS option for excited delirium cases

II. Force Science principles reflected in 2 new books

 

 

#223: New series: Force Science successes in real-world cases

I. New series: Force Science successes in real-world cases

II. Prize-winning distortion: Coming to a theater near you

III. Inbox: Our readers write

 

 

#224: New! FSI's latest study pinpoints vehicle stop vulnerabilities

I. New! FSI's latest study pinpoints vehicle stop vulnerabilities

 

 

#225: New "invisible gorilla" study adds to proof of "inattentional blindness"

I. New "invisible gorilla" study adds to proof of "inattentional blindness"

II. FS instructor offers insights into chief's comments on officer suicides

III. Launch date set for special public lectures on LE research

 

 

#226: Force Science-trained team wins cop's job back after video controversy

I. Force Science-trained team wins cop's job back after video controversy

 

 

#228: Taser X26 endurance study; do exposure limits need reevaluation?

I. Taser X26 endurance study; do exposure limits need reevaluation?

II. New poll of cops on gun laws, gun violence. Do you agree?

III. More Force Science successes in real-world situations

 

 

#237: New study: Courts recognizing stress effects in excessive force litigation

 

 

#245: New! "Dueling" studies: Can ECDs really cause heart fatalities?

I. New study: Mental imagery boosts shooting accuracy under threat

II. Letters from FS News readers

 

 

#246: From our inbox: Our readers write about mental imagery...

 

 

#250: Unique new study confirms memory discrepancies after OISs

I. Unique new study confirms memory discrepancies after OISs

II. Cop's estimates become sticking point in bizarre shooting

III. Our readers write on active shooter mindset & ER assessments

 

 

#254: Force Science Institute details reasons for delaying interviews with OIS survivors

I. Force Science Institute details reasons for delaying interviews with OIS survivors

 

 

#260: Can cops really avoid "extra" shots? A realistic research review

I. Can cops really avoid "extra" shots? A realistic research review

II. Do resistance & use of force affect accuracy of sobriety testing?

 

 

#267: Simple form helps officers expedite mental illness calls

I. Simple form helps officers expedite mental illness calls

II. Suspects on a curb: Are you as safe as you may think?

III. Study on stress-related memory damage now in print

IV. Expert feedback on body camera report

 

 

#269: Amid shooting furors, politicians get a special "training day"

I. Amid shooting furors, politicians get a special "training day"

II. Survey officer attitudes before issuing body cams, researchers urge

III. A camera doesn't lie, right? Oh yeah!

 

 

#276: Can you really use your sights in a gunfight? Should you if you can?

I. Can you really use your sights in a gunfight? Should you if you can?

II. Training revolution needed to prepare cops for gunfights: Lewinski

III. Documentary filmmaker probes force realities at new Force Science Training Center

 

 

#288: 6 myths of police training that inhibit effective learning

I. 6 myths of police training that inhibit effective learning

II. What training best conditions officers for a change of holster?

III. Thanks...and enjoy a happy retirement!

 

 

#290: First study: Does viewing body cam footage help report writing?

 

 

#293: 3 keys for maximizing the value of video footage

I. 3 keys for maximizing the value of video footage

II. Renowned forensic psychologist's "Lessons Learned" for cops

III. WINx: New format for LE training debuts this fall

IV. "Rational, reasonable way" to answer the "whys" of OISs

 

 

#296: Harrowing cases, arguments pro & con on shooting at cars

 

 

#324: Could “contagious accountability” save your agency $$$ on BWCs?

I. Could “contagious accountability” save your agency $$$ on BWCs?

II. Body cams can improve report accuracy, another new study shows

 

 

#342: Anatomy of an officer’s defense in a high-profile shooting

Part 1 of a 2-part report

 

 

#346: New books offer guidance on career survival, deadly force

 

 

#348:Update on Force Science research about unintentional discharges

I. Update on Force Science research about unintentional discharges

II. New study: Many officers “blind” to plain-view threat

III. UOF perceptions & skills retention studies are conference topics

IV. Quotable quote: Setting the OIS record straight...

 

 

#350: Memory and the question of deception: Recommended reading

I. Memory and the question of deception: Recommended reading

II. How 1 trainer put the media in officers’ boots regarding resistance

III. From our inbox: Permission granted...

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