Stress Management in Law Enforcement / Edition 1

Stress Management in Law Enforcement / Edition 1

by Leonard Territo, James D. Sewell, James D. Sewell
     
 

ISBN-10: 0890899568

ISBN-13: 9780890899564

Pub. Date: 01/28/1999

Publisher: Carolina Academic Press

The newly revised second edition of Stress Management in Law Enforcement by Dr. Leonard Territo and Dr. James Sewell is once again a carefully selected collection of the leading articles on stress and its consequences for police personnel. This edition, incorporating new and relevant material, comprises nine sections which cover the following topics: What is Stress…  See more details below

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The newly revised second edition of Stress Management in Law Enforcement by Dr. Leonard Territo and Dr. James Sewell is once again a carefully selected collection of the leading articles on stress and its consequences for police personnel. This edition, incorporating new and relevant material, comprises nine sections which cover the following topics: What is Stress All About?; What Does Stress Mean for Cops?; Are There Ways We Can Tell It's There?; What Are Some of the Bad Effects of Stress on Cops?; How Does Stress Impact a Cop's Family Life?; How Does the Worst of the Worst Affect Cops?; What Are the Tools That a Cop Can Use to Better Handle Stress?; What Support is Available for Cops? and How Can the Bosses Better Help Their Cops?

A brief summary precedes each section to assist the reader in readily identifying articles which might be of particular interest. Each article contains end-of-chapter discussion questions which are answered in detail in the instructor's manual. The sections are also accompanied by a glossary of terms and a list of additional recommended readings.

This book will specifically interest the criminal justice academic community as an adjunctive resource in police management courses or as the primary text in upper division seminars on the topic of police stress management. This book will also be of considerable interest to police administrators and officers who must deal on a daily basis with the negative side effects of stress. Stress Management in Law Enforcement is relevant for police administrators as well as police psychologists, psychiatrists, counselors, social workers, and other mental health professionals who are called upon to provideguidance and assistance to police officers.

This new edition is accompanied by a 200's manual which provides the instructor with learning objectives; answers to the end-of-chapter discussion questions; a comprehensive list of videos dealing with police stress and how they can be purchased; and a list of recommended readings.

"It is a worthy addition to the library of any thoughtful student of police behavior and culture."
-Criminal Justice Review, on the first edition

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780890899564
Publisher:
Carolina Academic Press
Publication date:
01/28/1999
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
416
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.40(d)

Table of Contents

About the Editors
Acknowledgments
Preface
Pt. 1Understanding Stress3
1Stress as a Cause of Disease5
2Life Stress and Maladaptive Behavior13
Pt. 2Stress and the Police Officer37
3The Development of a Critical Life Events Scale for Law Enforcement41
4The Police Stress Hypothesis: A Critical Evaluation55
5Stress and Police Officer Performance: An Examination of Effective Coping Behavior77
6A Coronary Risk Profile Study of Male Police Officers: Focus on Cholesterol91
7Police Cynicism: Causes and Cures101
8Stress Management in Law Enforcement: Where Do We Go from Here?109
Pt. 3Police Suicide117
9The Mystery Within: Understanding Police Suicide119
10Officer Suicide in the Los Angeles Police Department: A Twelve-Year Follow-Up127
11Preventing Police Suicide133
Pt. 4Stress and the Police Family139
12Taking the Job Home141
13Deadly Secrets: Violence in the Police Family149
14Developing Stress-Resistant Police Families157
15Family Therapy Issues in Law Enforcement Families165
16Therapy with Law Enforcement Couples: Clinical Management of the 'High-Risk Lifestyle,'169
Pt. 5The Trauma of Law Enforcement185
17Vicarious Traumatization: A Framework for Understanding the Psychological Effects of Working with Victims187
18Traumatic Stress on the Roads207
19The Stress of Homicide Investigations217
Pt. 6Coping with Stress233
20Critical Incident Stress in Law Enforcement237
21Crisis-Care in Critical Incident Debriefing247
22Critical Incident Reactions: A Comparison of Two Studies Ten Years Apart in the Same Police Department259
23Who Needs Peer Support?265
24Using Peer Supporters to Help Address Law Enforcement Stress273
25Responding to Line-of-Duty Deaths287
26The Will to Survive297
Pt. 7Psychological Services for Law Enforcement Personnel303
27National Survey of the Extent and Nature of Psychological Services in Police Departments305
28Tough Guys: Psychotherapeutic Strategies with Law Enforcement and Emergency Services Personnel317
29Some Techniques and External Programs Useful in Police Psychological Services333
30Thoughts on Preventive Counseling for Police Officers341
31A Coordinated Approach to Alcoholism Treatment349
Pt. 8Management Issues in Dealing with Police Stress359
32Administrative Concerns in Law Enforcement Stress Management361
33Reducing Stress: An Organization-Centered Approach373
34Controlling Police Use of Excessive Force: The Role of the Police Psychologist. National Institute of Justice Research in Brief383
35Retirement: A New Chapter, Not the End of the Story393

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