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Title: Staff Victimization During Jail Crises
Journal: Jail Operations Bulletin  Volume:6  Issue:8  Dated:(1995)  Pages:complete issue
Author(s): S M Anderson
Date Published: 1995
Page Count: 6
Sponsoring Agency: Office for Victims of Crime
Washington, DC 20531
Grant Number: 93-MU-GX-K002
Type: Survey
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This bulletin is designed to teach jail officers what to expect during and after a traumatic jail crisis and how to recover from inmate victimization.
Abstract: Staff victimization encompasses events that are unexpected, difficult to cope with, impossible to prevent or control, potentially life-threatening, and extremely stressful. Correctional officers work with high levels of daily stress and, as a result, are likely to have strong physical and emotional reactions to traumatic events. Emotional reactions following a traumatic incident may include symptoms of post-traumatic stress syndrome; in addition, traumatized officers must go through a natural grieving and reconstruction period. The article also describes how jail officers can help a colleague who has just suffered some type of victimization.
Main Term(s): Victims of Crime
Index Term(s): Correctional officer stress; Corrections; Psychological victimization effects; Victimization in prisons
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