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III. Cell Phones & Accidents: New Study Gets Underway
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I. Snooze You Lose? Actually, the Opposite May Be True
I. “Our Cops are Ticking Time Bombs for Lack of Sleep”
I. Researchers Move Closer to Explaining High Performance; New FSRC Study Hopes to Identify “Best” Training
I. Fear, stress, and the survival personality
II. The science of force confrontations now available in 1 neat package
I. Are your “gaze control and scan pattern” linked to your performance?
II. FBI’s senior scientist joins FSRC as research coordinator
I. An Officer’s Down in a Kill Zone that’s Still Hot. What Should You Do?
I. Stress & Memory: Important New Findings from FSRC Research
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
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
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
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
I. New study yields best profile yet of suicide-by-cop offenders and their threat
I. Emergency doctors confirm excited delirium does exist
II. Congratulations to 86 new Force Science Analysts
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
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
I. Force Science explains “slips-and-capture errors” and other psychological phenomena that drove the fateful BART shooting
I. The Fatigue Threshold…an officer’s worst nightmare
II. Update on “rapid mass murder” and single-office response
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
I. Comments, questions on Force Science study of officer exhaustion
I. New study: Anger sets the stage for seeing threats where none exist
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”
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…
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:
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
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
I. Case studies: How Force Science Analysts helped accused officers
II. Free officer-safety training workshop coming up
I. Overcoming the “Achilles heel” of use-of-force investigations, Part 1
II. “Weapons confusion”: A case to watch
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?
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
I. New! Force Science seeks answers to sudden vehicle stop attacks
I. Doubts raised about certain reaction-time training exercises…and more.
II. New free site offers case-by-case details of Taser court decisions
I. New study: Detecting deception via Cognitive Interviewing
II. FSN Extra
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?
I. What Force Science still teaches about BART case, despite court ruling
II. A toast to one of law enforcement’s great warriors
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
I. Badge placement affects survival odds for plainclothes cops
II. Force Science News mailbag
I. New study: Fast, effective EMS option for excited delirium cases
II. Force Science principles reflected in 2 new books
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
I. New! FSI's latest study pinpoints vehicle stop vulnerabilities
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
I. Force Science-trained team wins cop's job back after video controversy
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
I. New study: Mental imagery boosts shooting accuracy under threat
II. Letters from FS News readers
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
I. Force Science Institute details reasons for delaying interviews with OIS survivors
I. Can cops really avoid "extra" shots? A realistic research review
II. Do resistance & use of force affect accuracy of sobriety testing?
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
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!
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
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!
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
I. Could “contagious accountability” save your agency $$$ on BWCs?
II. Body cams can improve report accuracy, another new study shows
Part 1 of a 2-part report
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...
I. Memory and the question of deception: Recommended reading
II. How 1 trainer put the media in officers’ boots regarding resistance
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