For this forum, we examine personality theories with special emphasis on Freud and Neo-Freudian perspectives and the evolution of models. Please consider how personality and criminal behavior intersect. What can we learn from theories of personality and the integration of personality and other theoretical perspectives that can be applied in the field as police, corrections, or probation/parole officer? How does the personality style of the officer impact the dynamic between an officer and the suspect/offender? Consider how training and hiring decision-makers might benefit from some understanding of personality theories and discuss your thoughts.
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