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NCJ Number: 118903 Find in a Library
Title: Chaplaincy in Law Enforcement: What It Is and How to Do It
Author(s): D W De Revere; W A Cunningham; T Mobley; J A Price
Date Published: 1989
Page Count: 130
Sponsoring Agency: Charles C. Thomas
Springfield, IL 62704
Publication Number: ISBN 0-398-05558-0
Sale Source: Charles C. Thomas
2600 South First Street
Springfield, IL 62704
United States of America
Type: Issue Overview
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This book was written by four experienced chaplains to present a theological foundation for law enforcement chaplaincy and to define the chaplain's role in law enforcement.
Abstract: Law enforcement chaplaincy is a ministry that requires availability, visibility, adaptability, and credibility on the part of the chaplain. The chaplain must remember that the law enforcement chaplaincy is an extension of the parish ministry in the community. Confidentiality is probably the single most sensitive issue facing the chaplain. Crisis intervention is a major responsibility of the chaplain and requires that the chaplain communicate with the person in crisis, identify essential elements of the crisis situation, and help the individual determine what options are available to deal with the crisis. The chaplain's role is examined in relation to addicted police officers, counseling, death notification, disasters, domestic disputes, ethics, family members of police department personnel, hostage negotiation, officer deaths and funerals, postshooting trauma, and victim assistance. Appendixes provide further information on chaplain duties and training and include a chaplain's code of ethics and a model for starting a chaplaincy program.
Main Term(s): Chaplains
Index Term(s): Police internal organizations; Religious programs
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