PALO ALTO, Calif., Oct. 20, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Palo Alto University (PAU) is pleased to announce that Dr. Christopher Weaver, Associate Professor and Director of Forensic Psychology, will give two presentations on the evolution of his police officer training projects at PAU.
On November 1st at noon, Dr. Weaver will present on The Evolution of PAU's Police Officer Training Efforts. He will discuss local and national efforts to enhance police officer response to military veterans in crisis situations, and the development of web-based training curriculum to newly developed collaborations to address implicit bias. Dr. Weaver will present on previous and ongoing projects and future opportunities to lead efforts in police officer training.
That evening at 6pm, PAU's Forensic Mental Health and Diaspora Student Groups will co-sponsor a more focused discussion with Dr. Weaver titled Automatic Race Bias and Police Use of Force: Are psychology and the courts perpetuating unequal protection? Dr. Weaver will provide a glimpse into how police officers are trained to use force, set this training in the context of psychological understanding about race bias, and show how US Supreme Court rulings may unknowingly allow or even require problematic use of force policies. That theory will then be tested against recent data from external studies on police officer behavior in Oakland, and San Francisco, CA. The evening will conclude with a discussion about action steps to better enhance collaboration between police and mental health fields.
Dr. Weaver has held research and clinical positions at the University of California and Stanford University. His publications include research on police officer training, and co-authored books in law, mental health and psychopathology.
Both events are free and open to the community.
Tuesday November 1st, 2016
Times of the two Presentations
Luncheon, 12-1pm: The Evolution of PAU's Police Officer Training Efforts, Palo Alto University, Main Campus, Building 3, 1791 Arastradero Road, Palo Alto, CA.
Evening, 6-8pm: Automatic Race Bias and Police Use of Force: Are psychology and the courts perpetuating unequal protection? Room C15 at the Los Altos Campus, 5150 El Camino, Los Altos, CA.
About Palo Alto University
Palo Alto University (PAU) paloaltou.edu is a private educational institution, founded in 1975 and dedicated to education with an emphasis in the behavioral and social sciences. Offering bachelor, master and doctorate degrees, PAU's mission is to improve lives, with an emphasis on diverse cultures and serving communities locally and globally.
For more information, or to book a place at the presentation, please contact Helena Ting:
firstname.lastname@example.org, 650-520-3451, Vice President of Community Development,
Palo Alto University
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