R1 Force Science Institute- Introduction to Human Dynamics and Conflict Resolution – Hayden
March 24, 2022 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm$365
Course Number: R1 702
The Human Dynamics and Conflict Resolution law enforcement training program is an introduction to the
psychological and physiological factors that affect threat assessment, sensory perception, decision,
performance and memory. The course applies these concepts to high-stress and life-threatening
encounters in a law enforcement context. The latest version of the course includes up-to-date material
that will change the way participants view video recordings, such as those from body cams.
The curriculum for this two-day program is based on Force Science’s own research that uses precise timeand-
motion measurements to document environmental, physiological and psychological dynamics of
high-threat events. The internal research is supported by the work of experts and researchers in Motor
Learning and Performance, as well as Perception, Cognition and Decision training.
The training course prepares students to recognize and apply the principles they learn in investigations
and training at their own law enforcement agencies. Lessons are delivered via discussions, video
presentations, case studies and lectures.
Real-world instances are cited to facilitate discussion and demonstrate the ways physiological and
technological factors affect the answers to critical use-of-force questions, including the following:
How attention, decision-making and response dynamics influence reaction time.
How adrenaline, attention and trigger speed affect shooting performance.
How video recordings’ capabilities and limitations may affect viewer perception of events.
How popular firearm tactics can increase the risk of armed encounters.
How critical incidents can affect memory.
How investigators can improve the accuracy of recall in interview subjects.
How the speed of assault influences de-escalation strategies and tactics.
How the speed of assault, prone threats, attention and exhaustion can affect traffic stop and
How the aforementioned factors can affect the memory and performance of all participants in a critical
Dates: March 24 – 25, 2022
Time: 0800 – 1700 hours
Credit Hours: 16
1662 W. Wyoming Ave.
(Attendees are responsible for meals, travel, and/or lodging)
Deadline: February 24, 2022
Recommended Hotel: Staybridge Suites 208 676-0222 Block Code FS2