CJS 210 Week 6 Checkpoint 2 Police Stress

CJS 210 Week 6 Checkpoint 2 Police Stress - Police Stress...

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Police Stress 1 Police Stress CJS/210 – Fundamentals of Policing Brandon Ashley 9/4/2010 External Stress
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Police Stress 2 External stress is defined as stress fashioned by genuine threats and dangers, such as responding to gun runs and other unsafe assignments and participating in auto pursuits (Policing, 2005). Also, the absence of consideration by courts in scheduling officers for court appearances, the public’s nonsupport and untrue or imprecise media coverage. External stress can effect an officers job by others forming opinions in the workplace that the officer is not doing their job properly. An officer’s social and personal life can be affected by negative media coverage, thus, losing respect from friends and family. Of the stresses I will be describing, all can have a negative effect on an officer health, both mentally and physically. Below is a list of problems that can occur due to stress: Psychiatric problems Posttraumatic stress syndrome Neuroses Transient situational disturbances
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