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NCJ Number: 229877 Find in a Library
Title: Felonious Line-of-Duty Officer Deaths (1995-1999): The Impact of Tenure and Age
Journal: International Journal of Police Science and Management  Volume:12  Issue:1  Dated:Spring 2010  Pages:119-133
Author(s): Kasey A. Tucker-Gail; Donna Selman; James R. Kobolt; Tara Hill
Date Published: 2010
Page Count: 15
Type: Research (Applied/Empirical)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom
Annotation: This paper intended to identify patterns in FBI data concerning officer age and tenure to determine how these characteristics were applied within law enforcement when considering an officer's training needs over their entire career.
Abstract: This article examines officer age and employment tenure variables in the FBI Law Enforcement Officers Killed and Assaulted summary from 1995 to 1999. During this time frame, 309 incidents of felonious officer deaths were reported to the FBI. The purpose of this paper is to identify patterns in the data for application within law enforcement when considering training needs over the life cycle of an officer's career, and to conduct original, exploratory research in the field. The research concludes that the combination of 0-4 years of experience combined with the ages 30-39 years was particularly deadly for years 1995-1999. Finally, based on the findings, considerations for hiring, training and data collection are made. Figures, tables, and references (Published Abstract)
Main Term(s): Law enforcement
Index Term(s): Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI); Police careers; Police deaths; Police occupational stress; Stress assessment
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