law enforcement

How to get out of prison using ABA.

Angela Cathey, MA & Todd A. Ward, PhD, BCBA-D bSci21Media, LLC Brett DiNovi, M.A., BCBA Brett DiNovi & Associates In a recent panel discussion, behavior analysts from Brett DiNovi and Associates and bSci21Media discussed ways in which behavior analytic principles…


The Use of High-Probability Request Sequences in Hostage Negotiation

By Emily Mandel bSci21 Contributing Writer A pilot study conducted by James Hughes in 2009 investigated the use of behavior analytic methodology in hostage negotiation. A hostage negotiation, as defined by The Negotiation Experts, is “a negotiation conducted between law…


Police Leadership Style and Use of Force

By Todd A. Ward, PhD, BCBA-D Founding Editor, bSci21.org PoliceOne.com recently discussed a study conducted by Dr. Tommy Sickles, Professor of Criminal Justice at the University of Phoenix, that sought to determine the effects of leadership style on use of…


How D.C. Made Drivers Safe

By Todd A. Ward, PhD, BCBA-D Founding Editor, bSci21.org Have you ever received a traffic ticket in the mail?  I have, and it isn’t fun.  My ticket, from Denton County, in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area, even came with a picture of my…


Police Reward Good Behavior

By Todd A. Ward, PhD, BCBA-D Founding Editor, bSci21.org According to NBC News, a police department in Farmington, New Hampshire is doing things a bit differently these days — rewarding good behavior with gift cards for pizza and french fries….