Alcohol Abuse, PTSD, and Officer-Committed Domestic Violence

  title={Alcohol Abuse, PTSD, and Officer-Committed Domestic Violence},
  author={Karen Oehme and Elizabeth A Donnelly and Annelise Martin},
  journal={Policing-an International Journal of Police Strategies & Management},
  • Karen Oehme, Elizabeth A Donnelly, Annelise Martin
  • Published 2012
  • Medicine
  • Policing-an International Journal of Police Strategies & Management
  • In a unique prevention project in a large US state, researchers explored how alcohol abuse and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) rates influence rates of self-reported domestic violence committed by law enforcement officers. Survey methodology with a cross-sectional design was used, and multiple measures and instruments were analyzed. Because of the novel nature of the online curriculum and resources, there was no comparison group. A strong association--not a cause/effect relationship--was… CONTINUE READING
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