The advanced course delves deeper than the previous Force Science Certification Course, encompassing a wider range of foundational research and clinical aspects. As the subsequent stage in becoming a Force Science Analyst, it emphasizes the comprehensive study of human performance during high-intensity use of force scenarios.
This program hones in on the intricate facets of human behavior during critical incidents, anchored in solid research and theory about high-stress human performance. By the end, attendees will not only have a robust theoretical grounding but also the capability to succinctly convey these insights.
Central to the course is how this knowledge pertains to police use-of-force situations. Participants will traverse the vast landscape of behavioral science that sheds light on the human aspects of an officer’s decision to use force. This encompasses understanding fundamental motor actions, their role during pivotal moments, attention dynamics like eye tracking and focus, pattern discernment, proactive thinking, decision-making processes, and memory recall.
Integral to the course content is a deep dive into scholarly texts and articles penned by eminent figures in the field. Engaging directly with these researchers offers an enriched perspective. Alongside this, Force Science will provide key source documents for review. Every participant is anticipated to grasp and converse about the contemporary research underpinnings of behavioral science topics introduced, especially in the context of use-of-force incidents.
The Advanced Specialist Course covers a broad spectrum of topics, which include but aren’t limited to:
The course is offered 100% online and encompasses various interactive components. These include asynchronous discussion threads, live group discussions on course material, and real-time lectures from both our instructors and invited experts. A breakdown of the learning activities is provided below:
Applicants must have completed the Force Science Certification Course to be eligible to apply for this course, demonstrating expertise in human performance during high-stress situations. This expertise includes a deep understanding of neurophysiology, vision, cognition, memory, decision-making, learning theory, exercise physiology, and kinesiology. Ideally, candidates should have experience investigating officer-involved use of force or influencing training practices and curriculum, especially after attending the Force Science Certification Course to integrate its principles into their roles.
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