Brian Lande

Brian Lande
Polis Solutions Inc

Sociology, PhD

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Introduction
Brian Lande currently works as the Chief Science Officer at Polis Solutions, Inc. Brian does research in Qualitative Social Research, Computer Vision, Natural Language Processing, Social Theory and Sociological Theory, Social Psychology, and Perceptual Psychology. Brian's current project is 'Social Dynamics of Police Encounters.'
Additional affiliations
January 2012 - present
University of California, Santa Cruz
Position
  • Research Associate
January 2012 - present
Polis Solutions, Inc
Position
  • Principal Investigator
June 2010 - July 2012
Defence Advanced Research Projects Agency
Position
  • Manager
Education
July 2002 - August 2010
University of California, Berkeley
Field of study
  • Social Psychology

Publications

Publications (23)
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Purpose Few studies have tested the efficacy of instruction based on cognitive load theory in police use-of-force (UoF) training due to limitations of existing cognitive load measures. Although linguistic measures of cognitive load address these limitations, they have yet to be applied to police UoF training. This study aims to discuss the aforemen...
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This article presents a primer on "empathy" to the law enforcement community. We discuss the psychological concept of empathy as well as the related concepts of sympathy, compassion, and altruism. We discuss factors that improve empathic accuracy and why this is important for law enforcement. We also conclude with a discussion of the need for cauti...
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Given the vast amount of evidence showing the substantial influence of emotion on decision-making, we examined emotionality—a person’s emotional reactivity to a stimulus—in police use-of-force decision-making between a sample of expert (n = 42) and novice (n = 36) officers. Officers observed body-worn camera footage and described the course of acti...
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Improving police use-of-force training is methodologically difficult. By providing a method for identifying the “expert” response to any given scenario, and by triangulating multiple methods, we aim to contribute towards police departments’ capacities to engage in more effective and targeted training. Forty-two police experts and 36 novices watched...
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Research on the formation of police officers generally focuses on the beliefs, accounts, and categories that recruits must master. Becoming a police officer, however, is not simply a matter of acquiring new attitudes and beliefs. This article attends to an unexplored side of police culture—the sensorial and tactile education that recruits undergo a...
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Deputy sheriffs make arrests for many reasons: to solve problems, generate statistics, rectify perceived moral wrongs, or enforce compliance with the law. Many studies of discretion in arrests have looked at situational and structural determinants of the decision to arrest. Citizen demeanor, race, gender, and the nature of the crime have all been e...
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A good stranger (GS) is a professional who can effectively integrate tact and tactics, and create positive outcomes in social encounters, particularly in situations with others with whom they have little shared history, culture, language, or common ground. For a GS in any field, particularly the military and policing, creating positive social outco...
Technical Report
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In this year’s project on community engagement, the MCCA HRC presents a report on a research program, Tact, Tactics, and Trust (T3) within our practitioner’s study. These are offered for your consideration in “Building The Foundations For Engagement-Based Policing” in your agency. The first section is an Introduction (p.7) with some definitions of...
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We present a novel approach to computational modeling of social interactions based on modeling of essential social interaction predicates (ESIPs) such as joint attention and entrainment. Based on sound social psychological theory and methodology, we collect a new "Tower Game" dataset consisting of audio-visual capture of dyadic interactions labeled...
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Background: Following severe trauma to the brain (whether internally generated by seizures, tumors or externally caused by collision with or penetration of objects) individuals may experience initial coma state followed by slow recovery and rehabilitation treatment. At present there is no objective biometric to track the daily progression of the pe...
Technical Report
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This document reports on novel research and training to improve the human dynamics proficiencies of police officers. Also discussed are policy and organizational changes to support social engagement by police with their communities.
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The objective of this project was to understand why and how some police officers and military personnel are more effective than others at managing civilian encounters without creat-ing hostility - "Good Strangers" (GSs). We conducted Cognitive Task Analysis (CTA) inter-views with 17 U.S. police officers and 24 U.S. warfighters (Marines and Army sol...
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Background: Following severe trauma to the brain (whether internally generated by seizures, tumors or externally caused by collision with or penetration of objects) individuals may experience initial coma state followed by slow recovery and rehabilitation treatment. At present there is no objective biometric to track the daily progression of the pe...
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Background: Following severe trauma to the brain (whether internally generated by seizures, tumors or externally caused by collision with or penetration of objects) individuals may experience initial coma state followed by slow recovery and rehabilitation treatment. At present there is no objective biometric to track the daily progression of the pe...
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We sought to understand how some police officers and military personnel are more effective than others at increasing civilian good will following encounters. Such officers can be termed “Good Strangers” (GSs). We conducted Cognitive Task Analysis (CTA) interviews with 17 U.S. police officers and 24 warfighters (Marines and Army soldiers). The CTA i...
Conference Paper
The objective of this paper is to review the cognitive, perceptual, and motor underpinnings that enable face-to-face social interaction.
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Research conducted by Montana State University in the summer of 2006 points out numerous misperceptions on the part of the law enforcement community. What the mainstream media report and what the public as a whole believes are not the same. The research revealed overwhelming support for police officers and their efforts to reduce crime and keep nei...
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Deputy sheriffs make arrests for many reasons: to solve problems, generate statistics, rectify perceived moral wrongs, or enforce compliance with the law. Many studies of discretion in arrests have looked at situational and structural determinants of the decision to arrest. Citizen demeanor, race, gender, and the nature of the crime have all been e...
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Breathing appears to be so natural and organic that it hardly seems worth analyzing. Yet to inhabit an institution can mean having to learn to breathe in culturally distinct ways. This chapter presents the findings of an ethnographic study of ‘learning to breath like a soldier’ in the army. I focus on the processes by which the body is transformed...

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