Criminal Psychology: Topics in Applied Psychology - Deepstash

Keep reading for FREE

Stress Management

Stress can be managed at an individual and organizational level. In the area of police stress the focus has tended to be on the management of stress at the organizational level (Bull et al, 1983). In two studies which asked officers about ways of managing job stress five organizational factors were identified: better training to cope with demanding situations, support from senior ranks, better familiarity with police procedures, improved police–community relations and fewer bureaucratic obstacles (Gudjonsson and Adlam, 1982; Gudjonsson, 1983, cited in Hollin, 1989: 144).


64 reads

Rejection Of Psychological Services

Interestingly, no reference was made to the offer of counselling for officers who had experienced or witnessed a traumatic event.

This may be because of the police’s negative view and rejection of psychological services (Miller, 1995). This relates to the occupational culture of the police whereby counselling services are likely to be perceived as an inability to cope and frowned upon by colleagues.


49 reads

Dealing With Stress

It is important for the police service to develop an understanding of what aspects of the job cause stress and also how individuals deal with stress to determine how best they can manage stress at an organizational level


43 reads


Ross and Alison (1999) explored the effectiveness of critical incident stress debriefing (CISD) with Australian police officers who had been involved in a shooting incident. They compared two groups of 30 officers: one group had received CISD and one group had not. The two groups were examined for differences in maladaptive coping strategies and levels of anger. The findings revealed that the group which received CISD showed a significant reduction in anger levels and increased use of adaptive coping strategies.


35 reads

They Aren't Tough Guys

However, Ross and Alison (1999) emphasize the need for further research on CISD to also consider contextual life factors which may impact upon stress levels and coping strategies.

The police service has begun to recognize the detrimental effects stress can have on its officers and the ways in which stress can be identified and managed.

In order to reduce stress levels in policing there needs to be a conscious move away from the perception that officers are tough and able to cope with anything the job throws at them.


32 reads

The Goal Of Sessions

There also needs to be an acknowledgment and acceptance by officers that attending counselling and/or debriefing sessions aims to help them and does not reflect an inability to cope.


41 reads



Thought about stress management

More like this

The Psychology of Money

9 ideas

The Psychology of Money

5 ideas

The Psychology of Money

5 ideas


Explore the World’s

Best Ideas

200,000+ ideas on pretty much any topic. Created by the smartest people around & well-organized so you can explore at will.

An Idea for Everything

Explore the biggest library of insights. And we've infused it with powerful filtering tools so you can easily find what you need.

Knowledge Library

Powerful Saving & Organizational Tools

Save ideas for later reading, for personalized stashes, or for remembering it later.

# Personal Growth

Take Your Ideas


Organize your ideas & listen on the go. And with Pro, there are no limits.

Listen on the go

Just press play and we take care of the words.

Never worry about spotty connections

No Internet access? No problem. Within the mobile app, all your ideas are available, even when offline.

Get Organized with Stashes

Ideas for your next work project? Quotes that inspire you? Put them in the right place so you never lose them.


2 Million Stashers


5,740 Reviews

App Store


72,690 Reviews

Google Play


Don’t look further if you love learning new things. A refreshing concept that provides quick ideas for busy thought leaders.

Sean Green

Great interesting short snippets of informative articles. Highly recommended to anyone who loves information and lacks patience.

Shankul Varada

Best app ever! You heard it right. This app has helped me get back on my quest to get things done while equipping myself with knowledge everyday.

Ashley Anthony

This app is LOADED with RELEVANT, HELPFUL, AND EDUCATIONAL material. It is creatively intellectual, yet minimal enough to not overstimulate and create a learning block. I am exceptionally impressed with this app!

Laetitia Berton

I have only been using it for a few days now, but I have found answers to questions I had never consciously formulated, or to problems I face everyday at work or at home. I wish I had found this earlier, highly recommended!

Jamyson Haug

Great for quick bits of information and interesting ideas around whatever topics you are interested in. Visually, it looks great as well.

Giovanna Scalzone

Brilliant. It feels fresh and encouraging. So many interesting pieces of information that are just enough to absorb and apply. So happy I found this.

Ghazala Begum

Even five minutes a day will improve your thinking. I've come across new ideas and learnt to improve existing ways to become more motivated, confident and happier.

Read & Learn

20x Faster





Access to 200,000+ ideas

Access to the mobile app

Unlimited idea saving & library

Unlimited history

Unlimited listening to ideas

Downloading & offline access

Personalized recommendations

Supercharge your mind with one idea per day

Enter your email and spend 1 minute every day to learn something new.


I agree to receive email updates