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Author Toch, Hans.

Title Stress in policing / Hans Toch ; with contributions by Frankie Bailey and Marty Floss.

Publication Info. Washington, D.C. : American Psychological Association, [2002]


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 University of Saint Joseph: Pope Pius XII Library - Internet  WORLD WIDE WEB E-BOOK EBSCO    Downloadable
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Edition 1st ed.
Description 1 online resource (xix, 259 pages)
File Type Electronic book.
Access Access restricted by licensing agreement.
Form Also available in print.
System Details Mode of access: world wide web.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary In this book, the author 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).
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.
Issued By Made available through: American Psychological Association's PsyBooks Collection.
Note GMD: electronic resource.
Subject Police -- Job stress -- United States.
Police administration -- United States.
Police subculture -- United States.
Police -- United States -- Attitudes.
Occupational surveys -- United States.
Occupational surveys. (OCoLC)fst01043255
Police administration. (OCoLC)fst01068547
Police -- Attitudes. (OCoLC)fst01068404
Police -- Job stress. (OCoLC)fst01068464
Police subculture. (OCoLC)fst01068702
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Added Author Bailey, Frankie Y.
Floss, Marty.
American Psychological Association.
Other Form: Stress in policing (print) (DLC) 2001046460
ISBN 1557988293 print
9781557988294 print
1591470072 (pbk.)
9781591470076 (pbk.)
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