Addresses the psychologically complex world of modern policing. It analyzes the unusual crises and everyday challenges faced by all law enforcement personnel, from the street cop to the departmental brass. It offers practical guidelines and recommendations for improving the quality of policing on a daily basis.
Contents: 1. Introduction : practical psychology, stress management, and crisis intervention in law enforcement -- 2. On patrol : street psychology 101 -- 3. Crisis intervention strategies for violence on patrol -- 4. Dealing with the mentally ill -- 5. Extreme stress management for law enforcement emergencies -- 6. Law enforcement critical incident stress -- 7. Officer-involved shooting -- 8. Line-of-duty death -- 9. Hostage crises -- 10. Suicide by cop -- 11. Police officer suicide -- 12. Special units : undercover and sex crimes investigation -- 13. Good cop-bad cop : practical management of problem officers -- 14. In command : law enforcement administration and leadership -- 15. Significant others : family stresses and family solutions.