Stress in Policing: Sources, Consequences and Interventions (Psychological and Behavioural Aspects of Risk) (Hardcover)

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By Ronald J. Burke (Editor)
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Stress in policing remains a serious concern for individual officers, their families, their organizations and society at large. As an editor of the Psychological and Behavioural Aspects of Risk series, Ronald J. Burke brings together the latest research findings and intervention strategies, shown to be effective, by an international group of experts.

The contributors comprise of a group of high profile researchers and writers who are experts in their respective fields. This edited collection addresses such issues as:

The increased risk of international terrorism

Racial profiling

Police Culture

Police integrity

Police suicide

Inadequate police training

The work of police officers exposes them to sources of stress that increase several risks in terms of their psychological and physical health, their family relationships, physical injuries, emotional trauma, ambiguity about their roles in society. Shift work, and undercover work add additional burdens to officers and their families. Police work also places risks on the communities in which officers serve in terms of officers being inadequately trained to deal with mentally ill citizens.

About the Author

Ronald J. Burke is Emeritus Professor of Organization Studies at Schulich School of Business, York University, Canada. He was Director of the PhD Program and Dean for Research. He was Founding Editor of the Canadian Journal of Administrative Sciences and has served on a number of editorial boards. He has published over 500 journal articles and edited or co-edited many books.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781472461636
ISBN-10: 1472461630
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: July 7th, 2016
Pages: 390
Language: English
Series: Psychological and Behavioural Aspects of Risk