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Job stress and the police officer: identifying stress reduction techniques.

Authors
Kroes-WH; Hurrell-JJ
Source
NIOSH 1975 Dec; :1-255
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
00057160
Abstract
A NIOSH sponsored symposium was held May 8-9, 1975 in Cincinnati, Ohio to assess psychological stress factors in policing and techniques for its remediation. Psychologists, psychiatrists, criminologists, police chiefs and patrol officers were among those presenting papers on key issues. Health statistics were offered showing police officers to have relatively high rates of stress- related digestive and circulatory disorders. Excessive numbers of suicides among police officers were also reported. A host of psychological stressors were identified of which conflicting job demands, negative public image, lack of court support and variable shift routines were among the more salient ones. Discussion was given to programs for stress reduction and alleviation in policing. These included participative management, individual and group counseling, biofeedback, and others.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; Psychological-effects; Psychological-factors; Hazards; Digestive-system-disorders; Circulatory-system-disorders; Law-enforcement-officers; Control-measures; Environment
Publication Date
19751201
Document Type
Numbered Publication
Fiscal Year
1976
NTIS Accession No.
PB-267363
NTIS Price
A13
Identifying No.
(NIOSH) 76-187
NIOSH Division
DBBS
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
OH
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