Stress Management For Law Enforcement Officers / Edition 1

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Overview

Written by a psychologist and law enforcement officers, this book provides an overview of stress sources of, physiology, how much is too much? Specific stress factors in law enforcement, (hazards, supervision, testifying, post-shooting trauma, undercover assignments, women in law enforcement, cultural diversity). The book closes with chapters on controlling stress (physical and psychological techniques, developing support systems the work-family connection, modifying stress through organizational development.

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Covers the sources and physiology of stress in law enforcement; specific stress factors including shift work, hazards, emotional trauma, supervision, the public, court, undercover work, cultural and gender diversity, rural vs. urban departments, and the work-family stress connection; and controlling stress using physical and psychological methods, support systems, and the role of administration in reducing stress. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780131469457
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
  • Publication date: 10/19/1994
  • Edition description: Facsimile
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 384
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

I. UNDERSTANDING STRESSES OF LAW ENFORCEMENT.

1. Sources of Stress.

2. Zone of Stability: How Much Stress Is Too Much?

3. The Physiology of Stress.

4. Conflicting Demands of Law Enforcement.

II. SPECIFIC STRESS FACTORS IN LAW ENFORCEMENT.

5. Shiftwork.

6. Hazards and Dangers: The Adrenalin Rush.

7. Dealing with Death and Severe Injury.

8. Post Shooting Trauma.

9. Supervision.

10. Dealing with the Public.

11. Testifying in Court: On the Firing Line Again.

12. Special Job Assignments: Undercover.

13. Women in Law Enforcement.

14. Stress and Cultural Diversity.

15. Small Departments and Rural Law Enforcement.

III. CONTROLLING STRESS.

16. Stress Management: An Overview of Methods and Techniques.

17. Stress Management: Physical and Psychological Techniques.

18. Developing Support Systems.

19. The Work-Family Stress Connection.

20. Administration's Role in Combating Police Stress.

21. Modifying the Stress Culture Through Organization Development.

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