An exploration of attitudes and support needs of police officer negotiators involved in suicide negotiation

@inproceedings{Spence2016AnEO,
  title={An exploration of attitudes and support needs of police officer negotiators involved in suicide negotiation},
  author={William Spence and Jodi Millott},
  year={2016}
}
This study explored the attitudes and support needs of police officer negotiators involved in suicide negotiation. A qualitative approach was adopted, applying principles of grounded theory research. Purposive sampling was used and 16 semi-structured interviews conducted. Strategies and processes taught during training for the role constituted an important support mechanism. The lack of formal processes to support participants’ well-being was reported although effective peer support network… CONTINUE READING