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Annotated Bibliography Of Police Psychology

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Police Psychology: An Annotated Bibliography The first study looks at “How Cops See Themselves.” In this particular study it, “aims to identify health and wellness predictors of officer self-regard and physical confidence.” Tewksbury, Richard and Allen Copenhaver. “How Cops See Themselves.” International Journal of Police Science & Management, vol. 18, no. 4, Dec. 2016, pp273-280. EBSCOHost, doi:10.1177/1461355716669368. What this sentence is saying this study is trying to identify the health of police officers and try to determine how to help future officers that have emotional stress. I have chosen this study because it shows the health and wellness of an officer. I showed that with good exercise, enough sleep before a shift and…show more content…
I have made a note that in my research paper to include why officers get PTSD and how it might be prevented. In this study it showed that a lack of support was a major cause. This could be from the community, to supervisors, to even the family life. If an officer feels they have no support system then this can make them depressed and feel as if they have no one to turn to. A lack of support can be a career ending for an officer. This could also make an officer do unethical…show more content…
The study shows, “This shift in discourse has been motivated by two factors—first, the recognition by public officials that increases in the professionalism of the police and dramatic declines in the rate of crime have not led to increases in police legitimacy, and second, greater awareness of the limits of the dominant coercive model of policing and of the benefits of an alternative and more consensual model based on public trust and confidence in the police and legal system.” Tyler, Tom R., et al. "The Impact of Psychological Science on Policing in the United States." Psychological Science in the Public Interest, vol. 16, no. 3, Dec. 2015, pp. 75-109. EBSCOhost, doi:10.1177/1529100615617791. There are also statements of how a police officer’s behavior has effects on the community and how the perceive the
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