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Author Toch, Hans

Title Stress in policing / Hans Toch ; with contributions by Frankie Bailey and Marty Floss
Edition 1st ed
Published Washington, D.C. : American Psychological Association, ©2002


Description 1 online resource (xix, 259 pages)
Contents Foreword / Gil Kerlikowske -- Preface -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- An inside view of police work -- Occupational stress -- Gender, age, and family stress -- Perceptions of conflict and discrimination -- Data feedback sessions -- Actualization and stress -- Critical-incident stress -- Retrospect -- References -- Appendix A. Letter to officers -- Appendix B. Questionnaire -- Appendix C. Responses to questionnaire
Summary ... explores the daily challenges, joys, and frustrations of police work. Told in candid and uncensored interviews, the realities of "keeping the peace" reveal sources of sustenance and stress that are often contrary to popular wisdom. Given that today's police force is increasingly diverse, race and gender issues are shown to be sources of stress. However, the dangers on the street are far less stressful than departmental politics and top-down management practices. This book combines both qualitative methods in which police officers, aided by the author and his research team, designed and conducted their own survey of the rewards and stresses of the job. This innovative method of study identified not only problems but also significant organizational changes that could lead to enhanced job satisfaction. The author's gentle probing provides new insights into the often misunderstood world of the law enforcement officer and challenges departmental administrators to find creative ways of initiating institutional reform. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2004 APA, all rights reserved)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Issuing Body Made available through: American Psychological Association's PsyBooks Collection
Subject Police -- Job stress -- United States
Police administration -- United States
Police subculture -- United States
Police -- United States -- Attitudes
Occupational surveys -- United States
Stress (Psychology)
Stress (Physiology)
Stress, Psychological
Stress, Physiological
Stress (Psychology)
Stress (Physiology)
Occupational surveys
Police administration
Police -- Attitudes
Police -- Job stress
Police subculture
United States
United States
Form Electronic book
Author Bailey, Frankie Y
Floss, Marty.
American Psychological Association.
ISBN 1557988293