Sharon Barter-Trenholm

The Role of Critical Thinking in Police Officer Decision Making

Supervisors: Dr. Brent Snook, Psychology; Dr. Vernon Curran, Medicine, Dr. Kara Arnold, Business.

Research: The proposed research will explore critical incidents and decision making competencies specific to policing and compare these with findings from the general critical thinking and decision making literature. The research will
focus on front line uniform police officers making decisions in situations of
varying levels of available time and resources.

Discipline: Psychology, Business, Education and Medicine