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Predicting shooting scores from physical performance data

Predicting shooting scores from physical performance data Selecting the right people for police work is not only important for the employer, but is also in the best interest of the public. Failure to screen out individuals who cannot perform the physical duties has a large human and economic cost. The present study investigated whether physical performance and anthropometric measures can predict recruits' handgun marksmanship. While significant correlations were found between handgun marksmanship and dominant grip strength, combined grip strength, forearm girth and second ray length, significance was only found when the genders were analyzed together. A step-wise multiple regression could not generate an equation to predict shooting score from the available data. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Policing: An International Journal of Police Strategies & Management Emerald Publishing

Predicting shooting scores from physical performance data

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © 2000 MCB UP Ltd. All rights reserved.
ISSN
1363-951X
DOI
10.1108/13639510010355611
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Abstract

Selecting the right people for police work is not only important for the employer, but is also in the best interest of the public. Failure to screen out individuals who cannot perform the physical duties has a large human and economic cost. The present study investigated whether physical performance and anthropometric measures can predict recruits' handgun marksmanship. While significant correlations were found between handgun marksmanship and dominant grip strength, combined grip strength, forearm girth and second ray length, significance was only found when the genders were analyzed together. A step-wise multiple regression could not generate an equation to predict shooting score from the available data.

Journal

Policing: An International Journal of Police Strategies & ManagementEmerald Publishing

Published: Dec 1, 2000

Keywords: Police; Weapons; Training

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