Accession Number:

ADA277847

Title:

Recommendations 3F, Crimes of Violence

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1973-07-11

Pagination or Media Count:

200.0

Abstract:

The goal of this study is to determine the extent to which the quality of military police is a factor adversely affecting law and order in the Army and then, if warranted, the utility of using psychological tests in the MP selection and screening process. The study of the problem thus far has led to the determination that a There is insufficient information presently available to identify which characteristics in a policemans makeup are associated with quality performance. Little is known scientifically about how personality characteristics interact with forces which drive law and order. Some actions by a few military policemen may have caused the occurrence of incidents which might otherwise not have occurred. These actions may have led to a degradation of the MP as viewed by some troops, yet quantification of these incidents has not been made. b The discriminating utility of psychological tests will not help at this time in detecting defects in quality, even if it could be established precisely what is meant by quality. It is concluded that the effort should be continued, and the scope expanded to include a Determination of the meaning of quality as applied to military police personnel, b Determination of the impact of quality personnel in law and order in the Army. c Further review of the utility of psychological tests in the MP selectionscreening process

Subject Categories:

  • Sociology and Law
  • Psychology
  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations
  • Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE