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NCJ Number: 64840 Find in a Library
Title: POLICE STRESS
Journal: POLICE STRESS  Volume:1  Issue:3  Dated:(FALL 1979)  Pages:COMPLETE ISSUE
Editor(s): E C DONOVAN
Date Published: 1979
Page Count: 44
Sale Source: Colonial Boston Publishing, Inc
47 Berkley Street
Waltham, MA 02154
United States of America
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: INCLUDED IN THIS ISSUE OF 'POLICE STRESS,' A PUBLICATION OF THE INTERNATIONAL LAW ENFORCEMENT STRESS ASSOCIATION, IS A FEATURE ARTICLE ON JOSEPH WAMBAUGH'S 'THE ONION FIELD' AND 12 OTHER ARTICLES ON TOPICS OF POLICE STRESS.
Abstract: THE ARTICLE DESCRIBES JOSEPH WAMBAUGH'S NEW BOOK IN WHICH TWO POLICEMEN ARE CAPTURED BY TWO HOODLUMS AND TAKEN TO AN ONION FIELD WHERE ONE IS SHOT. THE OTHER, WHO FACES A LIFE OF GUILT FOR WHAT HE MIGHT HAVE DONE TO SAVE HIS PARTNER'S LIFE, IS BROUGHT TO THE EDGE OF SUICIDE. ADDITIONAL ARTICLES PROVIDE A STATEMENT BY SEN. EDWARD M. KENNEDY ON THE USE AND ABUSE OF VALIUM, LIBRIUM, AND OTHER TRANQUILIZERS IN THE TREATMENT OF STRESS; THE GOALS OF A TRAINING PROGRAM FOR POLICE SPOUSES TO IMPROVE UNDERSTANDING AND COMMUNICATION; AND SOME THOUGHTS ON POLICE STRESS BY A POLICE SPOUSE. STRESSES OF IDENTITY ROLE CRISIS AND FAMILY ARE OUTLINED IN AN ARTICLE ON THE UNDERCOVER OPERATIVE, WHILE A DETECTIVE INSPECTOR WITH THE BRITISH SOUTH AFRICA POLICE DESCRIBES THE STRESSES OF LIVING WITH CONSTANT TERRORIST WARFARE. ADDITIONAL TOPICS INCLUDE THE ADMINISTRATIVE ASPECTS OF POLICE HEALTH MAINTENANCE, THE RELATIONSHIP OF THE VIETNAM SYNDROME TO POLICE OFFICERS AND THEIR WORK, AND AN ARTICLE ON THE BIBLICAL BASIS FOR CRISIS COUNSELING. ALSO DISCUSSED ARE THE STRESSES OF BEING A FEMALE POLICE OFFICER AND THE PROBLEMS OF CAREER ADJUSTMENT AND TRAINING FOR POLICEWOMEN. TWO OTHER ARTICLES DESCRIBE STRESS, AND THE EFFECTS OF BIOFEEDBACK. A LIST OF EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES IS GIVEN. (TAG)
Index Term(s): Behavior under stress; Police drug use; Police occupational stress; Police spouses; Police women; South Africa; Suicide
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