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  • ID: 4790363
  • Book
  • November 2019
  • 280 Pages
  • Elsevier Science and Technology
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Power: Police Officer Wellness, Ethics, and Resilience collectively presents the numerous psychic wounds experienced by peace officers in the line of duty, including compassion fatigue, moral injury, PTSD, operational stress injury, organizational and operational stress, and loss. Authors describe the negative repercussions of these psychic wounds in law enforcement decision-making, job performance, job satisfaction, and families. The book encompasses evidence-based strategies to assist law enforcement agencies in developing policy programs to promote wellness for their personnel. The evidence-based techniques presented allow officers to get a more tangible and better understanding of the techniques so that they apply those techniques when on and off-duty.

With forewords authored by Dr. John Violanti (Distinguished Police Research Professor) and Dr. Tracie Keesee, Vice President of the Center of Policing Equity, this book is an excellent resource for police professionals, police wellness coordinators, early career researchers, mental health professionals who provide services to law enforcement officers and their families, and graduate students in psychology, forensic psychology, and criminal justice.

  • Platinum Award Winner 2019, Homeland Security Awards - American Security Today
  • Provides reader with evidence-based strategies to promote officer wellness
  • Covers compassion fatigue, moral injury, PTSD, operational stress, and more
  • Written by established scholars and professionals from a law enforcement context

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Section 1: Foundation 1. Introduction & statement of the problem 2. Police officer wellness 3. Internal threats to police wellness 4. Implicit bias, officer wellness, and police training

Section 2: Psychic wounds: consequences of a lack of personal wellness 5. The moral risks of policing 6. The neurobiology of police health, resilience, and wellness 7. Compassion Fatigue and burnout 8. Moral injury in law enforcement 9. PTSD and other operational stress injuries among police officers: empirical findings and reflections from clinical experience

Section 3: Intervention and Prevention 10. Creating a culture of wellness 11. Promoting wellness 12. The role of compassion satisfaction 13. Community Relations and Community-Oriented Policing 14. Closing thoughts

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Papazoglou, Konstantinos
Dr. Konstantinos Papazoglou, Ph.D. is a postdoctoral scholar at Yale University School of Medicine. He completed his doctoral degree (Ph.D.) in psychology (clinical - forensic area) as Vanier Scholar at the University of Toronto (U of T). He is a former Police Major of the Hellenic Police Force and European Police College and he holds a master's degree in applied psychology from New York University (NYU) as Onassis Scholar. Currently, he is involved in community policing trauma-focused programs aimed to support victims of violent crimes. In addition, he is affiliated researcher with the Loss, Trauma, and Emotion Lab at Teachers College, Columbia University of New York. His research work focuses on stress, trauma, and resilience promotion among police officers. Towards this direction he has established research collaboration with many law enforcement agencies in US, Canada, and Europe (e.g., Police Training Institute - Illinois State Police, State Police of Kentucky, National Police of Finland).
Blumberg, Daniel M.
Daniel M. Blumberg, Ph.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist who has spent the past 33 years providing all facets of clinical and consulting psychological services to numerous local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies. He specializes in employment-related psychological evaluations, psycho-educational training, and management consultation. In addition to his expertise in workplace stress prevention and trauma recovery, Dr. Blumberg is an authority on the selection, training and supervision of undercover operatives. His training program on successful hiring of public safety personnel has received widespread praise. He is an Associate Professor in the California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant International University's San Diego Campus where he teaches a variety of psychology and forensic psychology courses. His research interests include police integrity, the moral risks of policing, and programs to improve relations between the police and the community.
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