Course Details

Course TitleIACP 2021 - Investigating the Prevalence of Bias in the Public Safety Applicant Population (Virtual Only)
Date 9/12/2021
ProviderIACP - PPSS
Credit Hours1
Instructor(s)Mike Roberts, Ryan Roberts, and Cerise Vablais
Method of InstructionWorkshop/Seminar
Approving AgencyAPA
Course Syllabus

Course Description

This presentation will report on an ongoing study to improve our understanding of bias in the public safety applicant population. It will report descriptive data obtained from an inventory of validated bias questions administered to law enforcement job applicants in two conditions: during the polygraph, and post-polygraph. Statistical analyses will also be reported comparing these two conditions. Results are expected to provide useful information about the base rate of biased opinions and behavior in the public safety applicant population. We also hope to lay the groundwork for development of an instrument that assesses bias under conditions designed to combat impression management (i.e., the polygraph or other truth detection means).

Course Objectives