Dr. John R. Black, DBA
Aragon National Inc.
Police Practices & Procedures, Video
Police Use-of-Force,Sensemaking,Decision-making,Jail Operations Police Training, Patrol Operations,Police negotiations,Crowd Control,Systems Thinking, Officer-Involved Shooting,Intelligence,Internal Affairs Leadership,Police Mental Health Response, De-escalation,Incident Command,Defensive Tactics
Recognized expert witness for physical use of force (UoF) in international, federal, and state courts. Focus areas include police use of force, police practices, proper investigation of UoF events (including deadly force), related human performance factors, police policy, police training, civilian self-defense, excessive force, and officer-involved shootings. Certified video analyst (InputAce) with a focus on the use of video in understanding and analyzing UoF events. Also qualified with similar expertise for civilian self-defense and use of force events.
My doctoral research area focuses on exploring the link between visualizing intelligence, giving it meaning (sensemaking), critical thinking, insight generation, and decision-making. I apply the gained understandings from my research alongside human performance factors and video analysis to evaluate physical UoF events within their context and environment.
Consult in areas and problems involving systems thinking, Sensemaking, com...