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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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Editorial Reviews

An anthology of articles and excerpts exploring the nature of stress, stress and the police officer, police suicide, the police family, the trauma of law enforcement, coping, psychological services, and management issues. A reference for police administrators, and suitable as an auxiliary text in a police management course or as the core of a graduate seminar focusing on the subject. No index. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781594603303
  • Publisher: Carolina Academic Press
  • Publication date: 9/25/2007
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 530
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Leonard Territo is a professor in the Department of Criminal Justice at Saint Leo University. James D. Sewell is retired from the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.
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Table of Contents

About the Editors
Pt. 1 Understanding Stress 3
1 Stress as a Cause of Disease 5
2 Life Stress and Maladaptive Behavior 13
Pt. 2 Stress and the Police Officer 37
3 The Development of a Critical Life Events Scale for Law Enforcement 41
4 The Police Stress Hypothesis: A Critical Evaluation 55
5 Stress and Police Officer Performance: An Examination of Effective Coping Behavior 77
6 A Coronary Risk Profile Study of Male Police Officers: Focus on Cholesterol 91
7 Police Cynicism: Causes and Cures 101
8 Stress Management in Law Enforcement: Where Do We Go from Here? 109
Pt. 3 Police Suicide 117
9 The Mystery Within: Understanding Police Suicide 119
10 Officer Suicide in the Los Angeles Police Department: A Twelve-Year Follow-Up 127
11 Preventing Police Suicide 133
Pt. 4 Stress and the Police Family 139
12 Taking the Job Home 141
13 Deadly Secrets: Violence in the Police Family 149
14 Developing Stress-Resistant Police Families 157
15 Family Therapy Issues in Law Enforcement Families 165
16 Therapy with Law Enforcement Couples: Clinical Management of the 'High-Risk Lifestyle,' 169
Pt. 5 The Trauma of Law Enforcement 185
17 Vicarious Traumatization: A Framework for Understanding the Psychological Effects of Working with Victims 187
18 Traumatic Stress on the Roads 207
19 The Stress of Homicide Investigations 217
Pt. 6 Coping with Stress 233
20 Critical Incident Stress in Law Enforcement 237
21 Crisis-Care in Critical Incident Debriefing 247
22 Critical Incident Reactions: A Comparison of Two Studies Ten Years Apart in the Same Police Department 259
23 Who Needs Peer Support? 265
24 Using Peer Supporters to Help Address Law Enforcement Stress 273
25 Responding to Line-of-Duty Deaths 287
26 The Will to Survive 297
Pt. 7 Psychological Services for Law Enforcement Personnel 303
27 National Survey of the Extent and Nature of Psychological Services in Police Departments 305
28 Tough Guys: Psychotherapeutic Strategies with Law Enforcement and Emergency Services Personnel 317
29 Some Techniques and External Programs Useful in Police Psychological Services 333
30 Thoughts on Preventive Counseling for Police Officers 341
31 A Coordinated Approach to Alcoholism Treatment 349
Pt. 8 Management Issues in Dealing with Police Stress 359
32 Administrative Concerns in Law Enforcement Stress Management 361
33 Reducing Stress: An Organization-Centered Approach 373
34 Controlling Police Use of Excessive Force: The Role of the Police Psychologist. National Institute of Justice Research in Brief 383
35 Retirement: A New Chapter, Not the End of the Story 393
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