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NCJ Number: 91576 Find in a Library
Title: Stress and the Police Officer
Author(s): K W Ellison; J L Genz
Date Published: 1983
Page Count: 217
Sponsoring Agency: Charles C. Thomas
Springfield, IL 62704
Sale Source: Charles C. Thomas
2600 South First Street
Springfield, IL 62704
United States of America
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: A social psychologist and a police lieutenant combine theory and practical experience in this volume on stress and stress management in policing.
Abstract: Information on the nature of stress and on stress in policing opens the text. The authors discuss how to recognize stress reactions and examine organizational and supervisory strategies for stress management, including techniques that minimize pressure and improve performance. Techniques and cognitive strategies for individual stress management, such as physical fitness, relaxation, time and money management, and changing beliefs that are stressful and irrational are described. The concluding chapter details a comprehensive training program, which might include an executive seminar for command level personnel, courses for first-line supervisors, courses for officers in assignments that have been found to be particularly stressful, inservice courses for patrol officers, a section on stress in recruit training, courses for police spouses, and preemployment courses for prospective officers. Chapter notes, tables, subject and name indexes, and about 280 references are provided. (Publisher abstract modified)
Index Term(s): Police occupational stress; Stress assessment; Stress management
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