Reasons for this higher risk include the accumulative effects of trauma and stress.
Violanti describes steps police agencies are taking to help police officers, including teaching recruits what they may experience on the job.
May 2017 John Violanti, Research Professor at Buffalo, discusses the importance of making police departments aware that officer suicide is a problem.
According to Violanti, police officers have a significantly higher rate of suicide than the general public.
May 2017 Steven James (Assistant Research Professor, Washington State University, College of Medicine) and Lois James (Assistant Professor, Washington State University, College of Nursing) discuss research on how fatigue and sleep deprivation affect officers when they make critical decisions to use deadly force.
The researchers also discuss how often law enforcement officers are fatigued, the impacts of officer fatigue and drowsy driving, and the goal of implementing positive changes.
April 2018 In this moderated discussion with researchers, practitioners, and a policy advocate, we will talk about the promise of brief interventions to reduce teen dating violence across multiple settings with potentially high risk populations.
We offer a wide-range of job opportunities as well as a multidisciplinary internship program.October 2017Eight individuals affected by wrongful convictions in the U. criminal justice system share their stories and the challenges they have faced since the wrongful conviction came to light.NIJ is dedicated to using science to learn about the causes and consequences of wrongful convictions.Rojek describes how training, improved policy and accountability, and organizational justice create a more comprehensive approach to officer safety.Hank Stawinski, Chief of Prince George’s (MD) County Police Department, discusses how law enforcement agencies can reinforce a culture of officer safety using subtle messages such as radio broadcasts to remind officers to avoid rushing to resolve a situation.