Year: 2001 Source: Quantico, VA: Federal Bureau of Investigation, (2001). p.305-313 SIEC No: 20101113

This chapter presents a model known as “living between the lines”, one interpretation of the correlation between interpersonal stress & suicide. This approach explores an officer’s commitment to a career that has been described as a de facto marriage, at times superseding family. The cumulative effect of the cycle of stress described in this model may be suicide. Behavioural analysis aids in understanding the predisposition of police officers to die by suicide & provides a basis for judgment & opinion. Although causes of suicide can never be resolved with certainty, “living between the lines” presents a relative value. JA