Year: 2001 Source: Quantico, VA: Federal Bureau of Investigation, (2001). p.243-255 SIEC No: 20101108

This chapter provides a background & framework for developing a proper approach to evaluating the suicide risk potential of police officers. It reviews a number of the risk factors & instruments that might aid such an evaluation, including both multimeasure psychopathology inventories & single-scale tests. A few case examples presented typify some of the complex police stress factors, such as the warrior mentality & police culture, which may increase the vulnerability of law enforcement personnel to suicide. JA