Saul Roth – Police Suicide – Analysis 6

Image Credit:  Jason Lawrence, CC BY 2.0, via Wikimedia Common By Saul Roth Family Stress Perhaps more than ever, families are experiencing stress. Many families have both mother and fathers working to support the family. Sometimes the rotating shifts can relieve some...

Saul Roth – Police Suicide – Analysis 5

Image Credit:  Dickelbers, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons By Saul Roth Administrative Stress The term “rookie” is commonplace in police culture. It is always heard in police television shows and movies. Brooks and Piquero (1998) aptly explain how new officers try...

Saul Roth – Police Suicide – Analysis 4

Image Credit:  Tomás Del Coro from Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, CC BY-SA 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons By Saul Roth Stein et al. (2007) explained that those individuals that find police work thrilling and thrive on excitement have a lesser chance to experience PTSD....

Saul Roth – Police Suicide – Analysis 3

Image Credit:  Daniel Schwen, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons. By Saul Roth A position that accumulates large amounts of acute stress will often produce dangerous chronic stress over an extended period of time. Anshel et al. (1997) explained that officers suffer...

Saul Roth – Police Suicide – Analysis 2

Image Credit: Ryan Joseph Daley, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons By Saul Roth Prior to committing suicide, people are usually depressed. Violanti (2008) found in his study of a mid-size police department that those officers experiencing depression had a higher...

Saul Roth – Police Suicide – Analysis

Image Credit: I, I’m nonpartisan, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons By Saul Roth I have uncovered many studies and articles concerning police stress and police suicide. From my experience of over 37 years as the law enforcement professional, I believe that...