Stress Management in Police Work Term Paper by Nicky

Stress Management in Police Work
A look at some of the resons behind burnout in the police force.
# 147843 | 718 words | 5 sources | APA | 2011 | US
Published on Jul 27, 2011 in Criminology (Criminal Justice and Corrections) , Psychology (General)

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This paper briefly discusses how, when it comes to stress management in police work, the biggest issue is burnout. It looks at how there are several things that relate to the amount of burnout that the law enforcement officer experiences and how their age, their gender, their marital status, and the length of time that they have been in the profession all have been suggested to correlate to the levels of burnout that they experience.

From the Paper:

"It is important to note that law enforcement officers in a small town with very little crime or problems will often have a much lower degree of burnout than officers in a large city with a very high crime rate. This stands to reason, as the officers in the large city will be under much more heightened and sustained stress due to where they work than their counterparts in the small town where crime is very low (Jackson &Maslach, 1982). There are times when busy cities are quite and times when quiet cities are busy, but in general there are more crimes in larger areas. Police officers that work in inner-city neighborhoods all of the time are especially susceptible to burnout because they often see many things that upset them and they do not always have a good outlet for the emotions that they feel when they see these things (Chandler & Jones, 1979)."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Adlam, D.R. (1982) The police personality: Psychological consequences of being a police officer. Journal of Police Science and Administration.
  • Chandler, E.V. and Jones, C.S. (1979) Cynicism-An inevitability of police work? Journal of Police Science and Administration.
  • Jackson, S.E. and Maslach, C. (1982) After-effects of job related stress: Families as victims. Journal of Occupational Behaviour.
  • Jenkins S.R. and Maslach C. (1994). Psychological health and involvement in interpersonally demanding occupations: a longitudinal perspective. Journal of Organizational Behavior.
  • Kreitner, R., Sova, M.A., Wood, S.D., Friedman, M.E. and Reif, W.E. (1985) A search for the U-shaped relationship between occupational stressors and the risk of coronary heart disease. Journal of Police Science and Administration.

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