Year: 1996 Source: Springfield, IL: Charles C Thomas Publisher Ltd., 1996. 113p. SIEC No: 19960092

Major epidemiological studies have shown that the police suicide rate is over 3 times that of the general population. Case histories that illustrate risk factors common in many police suicides are provided. Other topics discussed are: the controversy as to whether personality or occupational elements most influence police suicide; the relationship between suicide & the reluctance of police officers to see a psychiatrist; intervention programs & suicide awareness training for police officers.