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NCJ Number: 31133 Find in a Library
Title: STRESS, DISTRESS, AND ADAPTATION IN POLICE WORK
Journal: POLICE CHIEF  Volume:43  Issue:1  Dated:(JANUARY 1976)  Pages:24,26-27
Author(s): M REISER
Corporate Author: International Assoc of Chiefs of Police
United States of America
Date Published: 1976
Page Count: 3
Sponsoring Agency: International Assoc of Chiefs of Police
Alexandria, VA 22314
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THE PHYSIOLOGICAL MANIFESTATIONS CAUSED BY A STRESSFUL ENVIRONMENT, THE SOURCES OF STRESS IN THE POLICE PROFESSION, AND POLICE PROGRAMS TO REDUCE AND TREAT STRESS ARE DISCUSSED.
Abstract: IT IS NOTED THAT POLICE WORK IN GENERAL IS A HIGH-STRESS OCCUPATION. SOURCES OF STRESS EXAMINED IN THIS ARTICLE INCLUDE PUBLIC HOSTILITY TO THE POLICE OFFICER, PRESSURES EXERTED BY DEPARTMENTAL SUPERIORS, PEER GROUP PRESSURE, AND JOB DANGERS. A VARIETY OF TRADITIONAL AND INNOVATIVE PROGRAMS FOR TREATMENT OF STRESS ARE OUTLINED. THESE INCLUDE HUMAN RELATIONS TRAINING PROGRAMS, POLICE IDENTITY WORKSHOPS, CRISIS INTERVENTION TRAINING, COUNSELING PROGRAMS, AND RELAXATION TRAINING USING BIOFEEDBACK TECHNIQUES.
Index Term(s): Behavior under stress; Conflict resolution; Counseling; Interpersonal relations; Job pressure; Police effectiveness; Police personnel; Referral services
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