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June 4, 2010

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Does Race Influence Cop-On-Cop Shootings?

A Governor’s Task Force in New York, formed to examine police-on-police shootings nationwide, recently issued an extensive report that claims “intrinsic” racial bias may be involved when out-of-uniform black officers are mistaken for criminals and shot dead by their colleagues. But a Force Science Position Paper on the subject, which is attached as an appendix...
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Old Drugs Get New Uses In Fighting Critical-Incident Trauma, Researchers Say

In recent years, much of the focus for treating post-traumatic stress disorder has centered on traditional “talk therapy” and newer abatement techniques like EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing). Now the latest research seems to be expanding an emerging frontier that involves unexpected mind-impacting drugs. Several physicians who specialize in pain management, for example, are...
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Sleep Deprivation And Gentle Reminders Have Opposite Effects On Fitness

Two research reports of interest to officers concerned about health and fitness: 1. A study from the University of Chicago reveals that sleep deprivation may inhibit your ability to lose weight, even if you exercise and eat well. The research shows that restricting sleep to just 4 hours per night—a familiar phenomenon to officers who...
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