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National Library Week

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NCJ Number: NCJ 244831     Find in a Library
Title: Correctional Officer Wellness and Safety Literature Review
  Document URL: PDF 
Author(s): Jaime Brower, Psy.D., ABPP
Date Published: 07/2013
Page Count: 26
  Annotation: This literature review discusses research that examined the causes and effects of stress for correctional officers and describes the available research on correctional officer wellness programs.
Abstract: This literature review by the Office of Justice Programs (OJP) Diagnostic Center discusses research that examined the causes and effects of stress for correctional officers (COs) and describes the available research on correctional officer wellness programs. The review indicates that there are four different categories of stressors for COs: inmate-related, occupational (inherent to the profession), organizational/administrative; and psycho-social. These stressors pose a serious threat to the health and well-being of COs, and, if not properly managed, can lead to significant health problems and an increased risk for serious psychological distress, emotional disorders, and an elevated risk for suicide. This review has three primary sections. The first section describes the major stressor for COs, as well as the effects of the stressors. The second section is an extensive examination of CO stress management and wellness programs, while the third section is a discussion of common themes identified in the review of the programs. Table and bibliography
Main Term(s): Correctional officer stress
Index Term(s): Mental health ; Psychological stress evaluator ; Occupational safety and health ; Literature reviews ; Correctional Officers ; Corrections occupational stress ; Stress management ; Stress assessment ; Correctional Personnel Stress ; work related stress
Sponsoring Agency: US Dept of Justice, Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
Grant Number: GS-23F-9755H
Sale Source: NCJRS Photocopy Services
Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
United States of America
Type: Literature Review
Country: United States of America
Language: English
   
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