Behavior: Don't Set a Thief to...

When three new patrolmen were hired in a Chicago suburb, the police chief had an uneasy feeling that there was something wrong with one of them. So he sent all three for evaluation to a private firm called Government Personnel Consultants in Oak Brook, Ill., where they were gone over by a psychologist and a lie-detector specialist. The chiefs instincts were correct. The man whom he had suspected confessed that only a week before he was hired he had committed rape. The case was on the town's list of unsolved crimes.

On another occasion,...

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