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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.
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.
6. Hazards and Dangers: The Adrenalin Rush.
7. Dealing with Death and Severe Injury.
8. Post Shooting Trauma.
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.