This book offers researchers, police practitioners, and policymakers a platform for organizational reform and an understanding of how the police organization creates stress, which contributes to reduced officer performance.

This book, based on an in-depth study exploring the relationship between perceived organizational stressors and police performance, indicates which features of the police organization generate the most stress affecting performance, and provides a model of organizational stress that applies to police agencies. While much stress research portrays the operation of policing as the greatest source of contention among officers, this research shows the ever-present rigid hierarchical design of the police agency to be contributing factor of stress that affects performance.

Ideal for scholars, police personnel, and policymakers who are interested in how the police organization contributes to lower officer performance, this book has implications for policing agencies in the United States and worldwide.

chapter 1|9 pages

Police Stress in Today’s World

chapter 3|78 pages

Stress in Policing

Where Does it Come From?

chapter 4|7 pages

Stress in Policing

What Does it Lead to?

chapter 5|27 pages

Stress in Police Work

What Does the Future Hold?

chapter |3 pages