Stress Management in Law Enforcement, Second Edition

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2007-09-25
  • Publisher: Carolina Academic Pr

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"The newly revised second edition of Stress Management in Law Enforcement by Dr. Leonard Territo and Dr. James Sewell is once again a carefully selected collection of the leading articles on stress and its consequences for police personnel. This edition, incorporating new and relevant material, comprises nine sections which cover the following topics: What is Stress All About?; What Does Stress Mean for Cops?; Are There Ways We Can Tell It's There?; What Are Some of the Bad Effects of Stress on Cops?; How Does Stress Impact a Cop's Family Life?; How Does the Worst of the Worst Affect Cops?; What Are the Tools That a Cop Can Use to Better Handle Stress?; What Support is Available for Cops? and How Can the Bosses Better Help Their Cops?A brief summary precedes each section to assist the reader in readily identifying articles which might be of particular interest. Each article contains end-of-chapter discussion questions which are answered in detail in the instructor's manual. The sections are also accompanied by a glossary of terms and a list of additional recommended readings.This book will specifically interest the criminal justice academic community as an adjunctive resource in police management courses or as the primary text in upper division seminars on the topic of police stress management. This book will also be of considerable interest to police administrators and officers who must deal on a daily basis with the negative side effects of stress. Stress Management in Law Enforcement is relevant for police administrators as well as police psychologists, psychiatrists, counselors, social workers, and other mental health professionals who are called upon to provide guidance and assistance to police officers.This new edition is accompanied by a 200-page instructor's manual which provides the instructor with learning objectives; answers to the end-of-chapter discussion questions; a comprehensive list of videos dealing with police stress and how they can be purchased; and a list of recommended readings. ""It is a worthy addition to the library of any thoughtful student of police behavior and culture."" -Criminal Justice Review, on the first edition "

Author Biography

Leonard Territo is a professor in the Department of Criminal Justice at Saint Leo University. James D. Sewell is retired from the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.

Table of Contents

Stress As a Cause of Diseasep. 7
Stress, Traumatic Stress, and Posttraumatic Stress Syndromesp. 15
Identifying Law Enforcement Stress Reactions Earlyp. 45
Issues in Small Town Policing: Understanding Stressp. 55
On-the-job Stress in Policing: Reducing It, Preventing Itp. 65
Police Cynicism: Causes and Curesp. 77
Occupational Stress and Psychological Functioning in Law Enforcement Officersp. 91
Ranking Police Stressorsp. 107
Police Officer Burnout: A Partial Replication of Maslach's Burnout Inventoryp. 113
Stress and the Female Officerp. 131
Gender Stress: Differences in Critical Life Events among Law Enforcement Officersp. 141
Cops under Pressure: Driven to Drinkp. 161
Alcohol Abuse in Policing: Prevention Strategiesp. 167
Does Joining the Police Service Drive You to Drink? A Longitudinal Study of the Drinking Habits of Police Recruitsp. 173
Police Trauma and Addiction: Coping with the Dangers of the Jobp. 187
Special Report on Police Suicide: Cop Killerp. 199
By Their Own Hand: Suicide among Law Enforcement Personnelp. 213
Deadly Secrets: Violence in the Police Familyp. 223
Developing Stress-Resistant Police Familiesp. 231
Preparing Families for the Hazards of Police Workp. 241
Rising to the Challenge: Preventing Police Officer Domestic Violencep. 245
The Stress of Homicide Investigationsp. 259
Psychological Trauma in the Police Servicep. 275
Cumulative Career Traumatic Stress (CCTS): A Pilot Study of Traumatic Stress in Law Enforcementp. 305
Critical Incident Stress in Law Enforcementp. 321
Handling the Stress of the Electronic Worldp. 331
Negative Influences of Police Stressp. 341
A Conceptual Model and Implications for Coping with Stressful Events in Police Workp. 351
Law Enforcement Traumatic Stress: Clinical Syndromes and Intervention Strategiesp. 381
Crisis Management Briefings (CMB): Large Group Crisis Intervention in Response to Terrorism, Disasters, and Violencep. 399
Psychological Debriefing: An Effective Method?p. 407
Current Best Practices: Coping with Major Critical Incidentsp. 419
Reducing Stress: An Organization-Centered Approachp. 441
Let's Drive 'Em Crazy: How Managers Contribute to Employee Stressp. 453
Stress Management in the Federal Bureau of Investigation: Principles for Program Developmentp. 463
Police Personalities: Understanding and Managing the Problem Officerp. 473
Managing Undercover Stress: The Supervisor's Rolep. 487
Managing the Stress of Organizational Changep. 497
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