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ethics:

rules and standards governing conduct.

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feasibility studies:

the determination of whether an action is possible, given current standards of operation, conditions, and restrictions.

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groupthink:

decision making by a group, characterized by a lack of both creativity and individual responsibility.

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heuristic model:

a simplified, gut-level method of decision making that emphasizes internal personality attributes of the decision maker.

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operations research:

the application, collection, and analysis of data from decision making within an organization.

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planning:

a process that links present actions to future conditions.

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Quick Action Deployment—

QUAD: A relatively new police methodology designed for arriving officers to take immediate action in active shooter situations; locate and stop the shooter.

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rational model:

the traditional model of decision making based on logic or reason.

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recognition-primed decision making (RPD):

method of decision making that focuses on the assessment of the situation, its dynamics, and the experience of the decision maker

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suitability studies:

the process that determines the appropriateness of an action in accordance with general policies, rules, and laws.

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SWAT:

special weapons and tactics police teams often used by the police during critical incidents such as barricaded felons, hostage situations, and felony search warrants. synoptic planning: a process that comprises four activities: preparing to plan, making a choice between alternatives, implementing a plan, and evaluating the plan.

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thin-slicing theory:

the concept that instantaneous or quick decisions made by well-trained and experienced administrators may often be better than those made more deliberately and with significantly more information and time.

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e-learning software:

computer-based training software designed to incorporate case studies and simulation in the learning experience.