Annotated Bibliography-Alcoholism in Law Enforcement

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AnnotatedBibliography-Alcoholism in Law Enforcement

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Brown,H. (1998). Istopped another officer for drunk driving…what should I do?Retrieved from,&lthttp://www.geocities.com/stressline_com/bogshrink8.html&gt July14, 2014

Thisarticle provides comprehensive details of the cases of arrest ofpolice officers involved in drunk driving. Brown(1998) explores the circumstances that police officers face whendealing with such arrests. The problem is the dilemma that prudentpolice officers find themselves into when dealing with the arrests.According to Brown, the situation requires non-punitive measures ofdealing with the situation in a balanced and well disciplined manner.This article is rich with detailed information on the problem ofdrunken police officers that is worth the attention of the research.

Cooling,N. (2002). Police! TRAUMA! action! TheSafety &amp Health Practitioner,20(4), 34-36.

Thisjournal discusses the circumstances faced by the police in regard tothe psychological problem of trauma. In the journal, Cooling (2002)describes the policing environment and the traumatic aspects thatderail the smoothness of the police officers in their duty. Inaddition, Cooling explores the impact of trauma on the effectivenessof the police officers to their duty. Consequently, Cooling discussesthe important steps and actions that can help the police force tosolve such situations. This journal presents valuable information forthe topic since alcoholism is an aspect of trauma in law enforcement.

Genevese,J. (n.d.). AlcoholismAmong Law Enforcement Personnel: Its Unique Challenges.Retrieved from, &lthttp://www.milestonegroupnj.com/?page_id=348&gtJuly 14, 2014

Inthis research, Genovese explores the challenges that face the lawenforcement due to the problem of alcoholism among the officers.Genovese discusses the unique challenges that face the lawenforcement since alcoholism presents cases against the people whoshould prevent the vice. The research provides valuable data on theprevalence of the alcoholism cases and its costs on the United Stateseconomy. Through well discussed nature of the problem and factorsbehind the alcoholism problem in the police, Genovese furtherexplores the impact of the vice and the solutions

Marks,A. (2001). Forpolice, attitudes toward drinking change A new york officer`salcohol-related accident may not be indicative of the push to helpofficers. The Christian ScienceMonitor,Retrieved from,&lthttp://search.proquest.com/docview/405656511?accountid=45049&gtJuly 14, 2014

Inthe article, Marks (2001) discusses the critical issues that relateto the attitudes of the police towards the problem of alcoholism. Thearticle discuses the case of a police officer causing accident whiledrunk to introduce the solution of attitude changes within the policeforce. In addition, this article presents the importance of the wholepolice force adapting to the change in attitude as the mostappropriate solutions. The article provides of the positive changesin the police force in terms of reduced alcoholism, which makes thearticle useful to research.

Eiserer,T. (2012). Theydrink when the are blue: Stress, peer pressure contributes topolice’s alcohol culture. Retrievedfrom,&lthttp://www.dallasnews.com/investigations/headlines/20120115-they-drink-when-theyre-blue-stress-peer-pressure-contribute-to-polices-alcohol-culture.ece&gtJuly 14, 2014

Thisarticle explores the most common causes of alcoholism among themembers of the police force. In the article, Eiserer discusses theinfluence of the peers, and stress as the most common factors thatresult to alcoholism. In addition, the article explores the reasonssuch as on-job experiences and confidentiality of the job, as reasonswhy most police officers are easily affected by alcoholism. Thisarticle provides critical information on the two cases of policedrunkenness while in service. This makes the article a valuablesource of information on the research topic.

Lindsay,V., (2008). Police officers and their alcohol consumption: Should webe concerned. PoliceQuarterly,11 (1), 74-87.

Inthis journal, Lindsay (2008) researches on the problem of alcoholconsumption by police officers in the midst of a demanding workforce.Lindsay explores the reasons for the concern of the challenge ofalcoholism in the police force by discussing the rationale behind theconcern. Through the use of facts about the current status ofconsumption to describe the scenario presented by the challenge. Thismakes the research by Lindsay a valuable source of information aboutthe research topic of alcoholism in the law enforcement.

Suresh,R. S., Anantharaman, R. N., Angusamy, A., &amp Ganesan, J. (2013).Sources of job stress in police work in a developing country.InternationalJournal of Business and Management,8(13), 102-110. Retrieved from,&lthttp://search.proquest.com/docview/1418426070?accountid=45049&gtJuly 14, 2014

Thisarticle explores the cause of stress in a typical police setting,especially in developing countries. Suresh et al (2013) describes thecauses of stress as the main elements that put police officers insituations that compromise them to take any solution that comesalong. Moreover, this article discusses the impacts of the factors onthe efficiency of police officers. Since stress is concluded to be amajor cause of alcoholism among the police, this article providesinformation that best suits the research topic.

Stephens,C., &amp Long, N. (2000). Communication with police supervisors andpeers as a buffer of work-related traumatic stress. Journalof Organizational Behavior,21(4), 407-424.

Thisarticle provides information on the importance of communication in atypical setting of the police force, as it relates to alcoholism.According to the article, communication is important to allowtraumatized or stressed-up officers to converse and share traumaticor stressful experiences with others. Stephens and Long explore theneed for communication in-between the levels of the policedepartments particularly between the senior levels and juniorlevels. This makes the article important for research.

ThePolice Executive Research Forum (2012).PERF Town Hall Meeting. Police Chiefs Discuss a Tough Issue: Alcoholand Drug Abuse by Officers.Retrieved from,&lthttp://www.policeforum.org/assets/docs/Subject_to_Debate/Debate2012/debate_2012_sepoct.pdf&gtJuly 14, 2014

Thearticle explores the importance of the senior members of the policedepartments engaging in open talks with the members of the service.Through the description of the PERF Town Hall Meeting, the articleprovides important details the show the effectiveness ofcommunication in reducing the problem of alcoholism by reducingstress. This makes the article valuable in addition to being aninitiative of the police that makes the solution practical.

Violanti,J. M., (1999). Alcohol abuse in policing: Prevention strategies. FBILaw Enforcement Bulletin,16-20.

Inthis journal, Violanti discusses the situation of alcoholism withinthe policing departments and the impact the problem has on theefficiency of the members. The discussion provides aspects of thecauses of the problem and the need for actions focused on thesolutions. More importantly, the journal provides the strategies thatcan be adopted to prevent the occurrence of alcoholism in thepolicing service. This makes the journal a solution-based source thatprovides important Knowledge on alcoholism in the law enforcementagencies and the possible solutions.

References

Brown,H. (1998). Istopped another officer for drunk driving…what should I do?Retrieved from,&lthttp://www.geocities.com/stressline_com/bogshrink8.html&gt July14, 2014

Cooling,N. (2002). Police! TRAUMA! action! TheSafety &amp Health Practitioner,20(4), 34-36.

Genevese,J. (n.d.). AlcoholismAmong Law Enforcement Personnel: Its Unique Challenges.Retrieved from, &lthttp://www.milestonegroupnj.com/?page_id=348&gtJuly 14, 2014

Marks,A. (2001). Forpolice, attitudes toward drinking change A new york officer`salcohol-related accident may not be indicative of the push to helpofficers. The Christian ScienceMonitor,Retrieved from,&lthttp://search.proquest.com/docview/405656511?accountid=45049&gtJuly 14, 2014

Eiserer,T. (2012). Theydrink when the are blue: Stress, peer pressure contributes topolice’s alcohol culture. Retrievedfrom,&lthttp://www.dallasnews.com/investigations/headlines/20120115-they-drink-when-theyre-blue-stress-peer-pressure-contribute-to-polices-alcohol-culture.ece&gtJuly 14, 2014

Lindsay,V., (2008). Police officers and their alcohol consumption: Should webe concerned. PoliceQuarterly,11 (1), 74-87.

Suresh,R. S., Anantharaman, R. N., Angusamy, A., &amp Ganesan, J. (2013).Sources of job stress in police work in a developing country.InternationalJournal of Business and Management,8(13), 102-110. Retrieved from,&lthttp://search.proquest.com/docview/1418426070?accountid=45049&gtJuly 14, 2014

Stephens,C., &amp Long, N. (2000). Communication with police supervisors andpeers as a buffer of work-related traumatic stress. Journalof Organizational Behavior,21(4), 407-424.

ThePolice Executive Research Forum (2012).PERF Town Hall Meeting. Police Chiefs Discuss a Tough Issue: Alcoholand Drug Abuse by Officers.Retrieved from,&lthttp://www.policeforum.org/assets/docs/Subject_to_Debate/Debate2012/debate_2012_sepoct.pdf&gtJuly 14, 2014

Violanti,J. M., (1999). Alcohol abuse in policing: Prevention strategies. FBILaw Enforcement Bulletin,16-20.