Chapter 13 - Stress and Police Personnel

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Pearson's Eighth Edition of Police Administration: Structures, Processes, and Behaviors.

Alarm Stage

The component of general adaptation syndrome that puts the body on a "fight-or-flight" alert by releasing hormones that produce an energizing effect on the body.

Anabolic Steroids

A group of synthetic hormones usually derived from testosterone, that promote storage of protein and the growth of muscle tissue.

Critical Incident

A crisis situation, often involving human suffering beyond the normal range, that causes emergency personnel, family members, or bystanders to experience a strong physical, mental, or emotional reaction that interferes with usual coping skills.

Domestic Violence

Acts of violence by one family or household member against another.

Employee Assistance Programs (EAPs)

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