Stress and the Police Officer / Edition 2

Stress and the Police Officer / Edition 2

by Katherine W. Ellison
     
 

ISBN-10: 0398074593

ISBN-13: 9780398074593

Pub. Date: 01/28/2004

Publisher: Charles C. Thomas Publisher, Limited

During a police career, the men and women of police agencies are exposed to distressing events that go far beyond the experiences of the ordinary citizen, and there is increased need today to help police officers deal with these stressful experiences, especially as police work becomes increasingly complex. The goal of this timely second edition is to provide law

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During a police career, the men and women of police agencies are exposed to distressing events that go far beyond the experiences of the ordinary citizen, and there is increased need today to help police officers deal with these stressful experiences, especially as police work becomes increasingly complex. The goal of this timely second edition is to provide law enforcement administrators and officers with the most current information and skills in identifying and dealing with personnel facing police stress and its subsequent counterproductive behaviors. A discussion of the nature of stress and stress in policing opens the text. The author then discusses recognizing stress reactions and examines organizational and supervisory strategies for stress management, including techniques that minimize pressure and improve performance. Techniques and cognitive strategies for individual stress management, such as physical fitness, relaxation, time and money management, and changing beliefs that are stressful and irrational are also described. Chapters include: The Nature of Stress, Stress and Coping, Stress in Policing, Stressors for Special Groups, Recognizing Stress Reactions, Techniques for Individual Stress Management I, Techniques for Individual Stress Management II: Cognitive Strategies, Support Strategies, Organizational Strategies for Stress Management, and Suggestions for Training. Written for trainers, decision makers, administrators, supervisors, officers, and social scientists, this text will assist the reader to better understand and overcome the challenges of stress faced in law enforcement.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780398074593
Publisher:
Charles C. Thomas Publisher, Limited
Publication date:
01/28/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
238
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
1The Nature of Stress3
2Stress and Coping23
3Stress in Policing48
4Stressors for Special Groups71
5Recognizing Stress Reactions88
6Techniques for Individual Stress Management I94
7Techniques for Individual Stress Management II: Cognitive Strategies110
8Support Strategies126
9Organizational Strategies for Stress Management137
10Suggestions for Training147
App. AIntroduction to Research Methods167
App. BResources, Tips and Gimmicks172
Bibliography179
Name Index203
Subject Index209

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