The Influence of Early Strain on Later Strain, Stress Responses, and Aggression by Police Officers

@article{Kurtz2015TheIO,
  title={The Influence of Early Strain on Later Strain, Stress Responses, and Aggression by Police Officers},
  author={Don L. Kurtz and E. Zavala and Lisa A. Melander},
  journal={Criminal Justice Review},
  year={2015},
  volume={40},
  pages={190 - 208}
}
  • Don L. Kurtz, E. Zavala, Lisa A. Melander
  • Published 2015
  • Psychology
  • Criminal Justice Review
  • Research has established policing as one of the most stressful occupations and that work-induced strain can lead to various criminal and negative outcomes. This study extends existing literature in criminology and criminal justice by applying general strain theory to police stress. This study examines the influence of prior strain—namely, child abuse and interparental violence—on officer critical incident strain, psychological–physiological stress responses, and officer-on-officer aggression… CONTINUE READING
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