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Police Suicide : Risk Factors and Intervention Measures (Paperback) (Richard Armitage)
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This text makes a primary and informed contribution to a subject that is under-researched in the U.K.—the suicide of those who work in the U.K. police service— by offering an analysis of U.K. case studies of officers and staff who either have completed suicide or experienced suicide ideation, and referring to the likely prime suicide precipitators of these situations. This analysis is followed by an examination of literature that discusses general and police-specific suicide. The text then examines intervention measures and support mechanisms that are currently offered to those working in the police service, as well as other measures that might be introduced in the future. Designed for criminal justice professionals and affected laypeople, including the families of those in police service, Police Suicide is a crucial text for any who have an interest in the holistic and psychological welfare of police officers and staff.