Empathy, Compassion Fatigue, and Burnout in Police Officers Working With Rape Victims

@article{Turgoose2017EmpathyCF,
  title={Empathy, Compassion Fatigue, and Burnout in Police Officers Working With Rape Victims},
  author={David Turgoose and Naomi Glover and Chris Barker and Lucy Maddox},
  journal={Traumatology},
  year={2017},
  volume={23},
  pages={205–213}
}
Police officers who work with victims of rape and sexual assault are exposed to severely traumatic material. This study aimed to investigate whether these specialist officers had developed compassion fatigue, secondary traumatic stress and burnout, and whether these variables were associated with trait and situational empathy, an important factor in retaining victim involvement within the prosecution process. The study also piloted a brief training intervention aimed at educating officers about… CONTINUE READING
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