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NCJ Number: 63140 Find in a Library
Title: POLICE STRESS - A SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY CONCERNING POLICE STRESS AND THE PSYCHOLOGICAL EVALUATION AND COUNSELING OF POLICE
Corporate Author: University of Toronto
Centre of Criminology
Canada
Editor(s): C J MATTHEWS
Date Published: 1979
Page Count: 51
Sponsoring Agency: University of Toronto
Toronto, Canada
University of Toronto
Toronto, Ontario M5S 1A1, Canada
Sale Source: University of Toronto
Centre of Criminology
Publications Officer
130 St George Street
Rm 8001
Toronto, Ontario M5S 1A1,
Canada
Type: Bibliography
Language: English
Country: Canada
Annotation: THIS SELECTED CANADIAN BIBLIOGRAPHY CONTAINS MORE THAN 240 REFERENCES TO LITERATURE ON POLICE STRESS AND THE PSYCHOLOGICAL EVALUATION AND COUNSELING OF POLICE.
Abstract: POLICE OFFICERS AND ADMINISTRATORS, IN COPING WITH DISCIPLINE, COMMUNITY PRESSURES, THE LIFE AND DEATH NATURE OF THEIR DECISIONMAKING, AND THE THREAT OF PHYSICAL HARM MANIFEST SERIOUS STRESS PROBLEMS. THIS BIBLIOGRAPHY BRINGS TOGETHER MUCH OF THE LITERATURE FROM THE 1970'S ON THIS TOPIC OF POLICE STRESS AND IS ORGANIZED ALPHABETICALLY BY AUTHOR. IT CONTAINS THE FOLLOWING SECTIONS: A SELECTION OF INTRODUCTORY READINGS ON THE SOCIOLOGY OF POLICE WORK AND POLICE PERSONALITY AND BEHAVIOR; DOCUMENTS ON THE CAUSES AND SYMPTOMS OF POLICE STRESS AND HOW INDIVIDUALS AND ORGANIZATIONS COPE WITH IT; REFERENCES CONCERNING POLICE ALCOHOLISM AND POLICE SUICIDE RELATED TO STRESS; MATERIALS ON POLICE FAMILIES, MARITAL PROBLEMS, AND DIVORCE, AND PROGRAMS ON UNDERSTANDING THE POLICING PROFESSION AND COPING WITH ITS PROBLEMS. TWO CONCLUDING SECTIONS LIST ATTEMPTS BY POLICE FORCES TO TEST AND EVALUATE STRESS TOLERANCE BOTH AT THE TIME OF RECRUITMENT AND OF PROMOTION AND PROVIDE AUDIOVISUAL REFERENCES TO MATERIALS ON POLICE STRESS. MOST REFERENCES ARE AMERICAN, BUT SOME CANADIAN AND OTHER FOREIGN REPORTS AND ARTICLES ARE INCLUDED. THE CITATIONS ARE NOT ANNOTATED, BUT DO PROVIDE BIBLIOGRAPHIC INFORMATION. AN AUTHOR INDEX IS PROVIDED. (MJW)
Index Term(s): Canada; Counseling; Police occupational stress; Psychological evaluation; Psychological research
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