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NCJ Number: 121064 Find in a Library
Title: Procedure: Post-shooting Trauma, Part 1 (From Crime to Court: Police Officer's Handbook, P 15-17, 1989, Joseph C. Coleman)
Author(s): J C Coleman
Corporate Author: South Carolina Criminal Justice Acad
United States of America
Date Published: 1989
Page Count: 3
Sponsoring Agency: South Carolina Criminal Justice Acad
Columbia, SC 29210
South Carolina Law Enforcement Training Council
Columbia, SC 29201
Type: Report (Technical Assistance)
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Law enforcement agencies need to be prepared to deal not only with the legal ramifications of an incident in which a police officer kills someone in the line of duty, but with the psychological ones as well.
Abstract: Thus, the police officer should be physically distanced from the scene as soon as possible. Meetings with appropriate officials should be scheduled soon, and the officer may need to be assigned to administrative duty or suspended. Other steps should include informing the officer's family and setting up an interview with a police psychologist or counselor. Attendance at a peer support group may also be helpful. Address from which to obtain more information is included.
Main Term(s): Police use of deadly force
Index Term(s): Police occupational stress; Psychologists role in policing
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