Suicide and Homicide-Suicide Among Police

Suicide and Homicide-Suicide Among Police

by Antoon A Leenaars, Dale A Lund

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Suicide and Homicide-Suicide Among Police by Antoon A Leenaars, Dale A Lund

The goal of this book is to fully explore what the author refers to as 'the near epidemic levels of suicide and homicide-suicide' among law enforcement officers, and ultimately to offer recommendations and best practices with which to better address the problem. The book begins by discussing suicide in some depth, for one has to know suicide, unequivocally, to understand a suicidal or homicidal-suicidal officer. Suicide and homicide-suicide are complex, multi-determined events - the result of an interplay of individual, relational, social, cultural and environmental factors. The complexity of causation necessitates a parallel complexity of knowledge. There are at least two avenues to understanding: the nomothetic (general) approach, which deals with generalizations using empirical, statistical and demographic methods or techniques; and the idiographic (specific) approach, which typically involves the intense study of individuals. This book explores both. Attempting to be mindful of the needs of the office on the street, the mental health provider, the administrator, the forensic specialist, and the survivors of these needless tragedies, the belief is that by amalgamating the concerns of a diverse audience, we can meet the challenge of identifying at-risk individuals and situations, and saving lives.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780415784726
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 01/16/2017
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Preface

Acknowledgments
Act 5, Scene II: Othello, William Shakespeare

CHAPTER 1
Suicide

CHAPTER 2
Homicide. Suicide: Are They Related?

CHAPTER 3
Police Suicide: Classical Studies

CHAPTER 4
Police Suicide: Current Studies

CHAPTER 5
Homicide-Suicide

CHAPTER 6
Homicide-Suicide. Police

CHAPTER 7
Suicide. Homicide-Suicide. Police: Prevention

CHAPTER 8
Suicide. Homicide-Suicide. Police: Policies & Procedures

CHAPTER 9
Suicide. Homicide-Suicide. Police: A Public Case

CHAPTER 10
Recommendations for the Prevention/Intervention/Postvention of Suicide. Homicide-Suicide. Police

References
Index

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