Diffusing Portable Radiation Detectors Among First Responders

Published in: The Routledge International Handbook of Psychosocial Resilience (Abingdon: Routledge, 17 August 2016 ), Chapter 35

Posted on RAND.org on July 03, 2019

by Brooke M. Fowler, Irina Illes, Brooke Fisher Liu, Holly A. Roberts, Elizabeth L. Petrun Sayers, Gary A. Ackerman

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In the past decade, the US government has employed new national security technologies to meet rising security threats, technologies such as explosive, firearm, and chemical and biological weapons detectors. Despite past tragedies such as the September 11 terrorist attacks and the important role police play in our society, there remains a gap in understanding how effective communication along with other motivators can enhance police technology adoption. In turn, effective technology adoption can enhance community safety and resilience, though research on first responders' role in community resilience remains understudied.

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