Journal of Police and Criminal Psychology

, Volume 18, Issue 1, pp 57–60

The MMPI-2 L scale as a tool in police selection

  • William U. Weiss
  • Robert Davis
  • Cary Rostow
  • Sarah Kinsman
Article

Abstract

The MMPI has been used extensively in the selection of law enforcement personnel. Because police officer candidates have been preselected, however, individuals with obvious mental disturbance have been screened out of the candidate pool before evaluation. It is necessary to search for more subtle variables to serve as predictors of unsatisfactory future performance. The L scale is a subtle variable which can suggest potential for problematic behavior. The value of the L scale in the selection process is discussed.

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© Society for Police and Criminal Psychology 2003

Authors and Affiliations

  • William U. Weiss
    • 1
  • Robert Davis
    • 2
  • Cary Rostow
    • 2
  • Sarah Kinsman
    • 1
  1. 1.The University of EvansvilleEvansvilleUSA
  2. 2.Matrix, Inc.Baton RougeUSA

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