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Published: 22 April 2004

416 Pages


ISBN: 9780195157659

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Death Work

Police, Trauma and the Psychology of Survival

Vincent E Henry

  • Written by a criminal justice expert and commanding officer at the NYPD police academy
  • Features in-depth interviews and field observations with the New York Police Department
  • Identifies the types of responses to traumatic encounters that set the police experience apart from others involved with death work
  • Reveals patterns of psychological transformation resulting from officers' repeated encounters with death