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An Evaluation of Simulation vs Classroom-Based Training to Improve Police Decision Making and Enhance the Outcomes of Citizen Encounters

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2017, $749,864)

The applicant proposes to conduct an experimental evaluation of simulation versus classroom-based training that assesses drivers of behavior in social encounters. The study uses a variety of training delivery and data collection methods. This will be potentially useful when examining police incidents and understanding the factors, which may influence the decisions made by an officer. The project presents a strong randomized control research design that is feasible for implementation. The study also proposes use of a control (no training) group in the experimental design and addresses randomization of assignment of trainees to the condition and other factors that could affect the validity of the findings.

“Note: this project contains a research and/or development component, as defined in applicable law, “ and complies with Part 200, Uniform Requirements - 2 CFR, 200.210 (a) (14). CA/NCF

Date Created: September 27, 2017