Stress Training for Cops’ Brains Could Reduce Suspect Shootings

Research shows that the brain switches to a type of judgment system during stressful situations to make quick decisions. Without taking the time to fully evaluate the situation, officers tend to make more mistakes and miss safer outcomes.

Studies show that trainings in realistic environments, combat sports, and behavioral training help officers perform better in high-anxiety situations. What’s lacking is the political will to put resources into dealing with this issue.

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