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  NCJ Number: NCJ 240950     Find in a Library
  Title: Physical Hazards of Police Work Revisited
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  Author(s): Steven G. Brandl ; Meghan S. Stroshine
  Journal: Police Quarterly  Volume:15  Issue:3  Dated:September 2012  Pages:262 to 282
  Date Published: 09/2012
  Page Count: 21
  Annotation: This study examined the extent to which injuries to police officers have changed from 1996-1998 to 2006-2008.
  Abstract: This study examines the extent to which injuries to police officers have changed from 1996-1998 to 2006-2008. Data were obtained from injury reports filed by sworn officers of the Milwaukee (Wisconsin) Police Department. Results indicated that the frequency and rate (injury incidents per officer) of officer assaults, other suspect-related injuries, and accidents declined during the study period. While the specification of the reasons for these changes remains a topic for future research, the decline in assaults and suspect-related injuries may well be a function of the increased availability and more routine use of less lethal technology, enhanced training, and the more common use of protective equipment. Abstract published by arrangement with Sage Journals.
  Main Term(s): Police safety
  Index Term(s): Injured on duty ; Assaults on police ; Occupational safety and health ; Accidental killings ; Wisconsin
  Type: Research (Applied/Empirical)
  Country: United States of America
  Language: English
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