Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

A comparative case study analysis: Discretion, decision-making, and training implications for public safety personnel
by Snow, Bryan T., M.S., California State University, Long Beach, 2016, 96; 10182124
Abstract (Summary)

Discretion is the abstract portion of decision-making. Public safety personnel (PSP) carry a responsibility to make wise and informed decisions. These decisions are often made in dynamic and complex critical incidents within a very short amount of time and with very little information. The consequences of PSP action affect policy, community relations, and public perception. The value of knowledge and experience gained from real world and training environments is paramount in preparing for these situations. Policy guides PSP actions and training. The development of training requires the use of data to identify gaps and needs. A key finding was the primary theme of all the policies was experience. Experience is gained through training and real world scenarios. A decision-making training cycle provides a tool to develop a training plan. PSP input in developing training plans offers a stake in the process and a vested interest in its success.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Feldmann-Jensen, Shirley
Commitee: Jensen, Steven, Kreysa, Peter
School: California State University, Long Beach
Department: Criminology, Criminal Justice and Emergency Management, School of
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 56/02M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Public policy
Publication Number: 10182124
ISBN: 978-1-369-30534-0
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