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A Study on the Suicide among Police Officers

  • Crisisonomy
  • Abbr : KRCEM
  • 2011, 7(1), pp.61-82
  • Publisher : Crisis and Emergency Management: Theory and Praxis
  • Research Area : Social Science > Public Policy > Public Policy in general

Sin, Sung-Won 1

1원광대학교

Candidate

ABSTRACT

In this study, I examined the actual conditions and severity of the suicide of police officers. In addition, I investigated the police officer's suicide trends, demographic characteristics, causes and motives, the means and so on. And I discussed prevention measures of the suicide of police officers. I analyzed the media articles about the suicide of police officers during last 10 years(2001-2010. August) to discover the actual state of the police officer's suicide. Because there are no formal statistical data. Finally, I suggested some ideas to prevent the suicide of police officers. Those were the detection and tracking of high risky police officers, limiting access to firearms, the dissemination of Critical Incident Stress Debriefing(CISD) and Employee Assistance Programs(EAP), the introduction of psychological autopsy, peer and family interventions. In the future, there must be the formal statistical data of the police officer's suicide.

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