Stories of Resilience

Resilience in the Practice of Police Work

By Marion Brepoels, Nanette Slagmolen, Annika Smit

Thirteen stories, each of which recounts the real-life experiences of a professional working for or with the police force. This collection reveals the vulnerabilities and resilience of people who are passionately committed to their work, and helps to make sense of their daily experiences and concerns. It provides a practical and personal perspective on the human and interpersonal aspects of police professionalism. Using the term 'resilience', we explore the personal and interpersonal aspects of policing, which we have researched and sought to develop through the Professional Resilience Enhancement Programme. The Programme has led to the launch of several new interventions, as well as the improvement of existing interventions. Examples include Mental Strength Training, the 24-7 Police Help Desk, the Suicide Registration Point and Fit@NP. Published alongside this collection of stories is the book Resilience Investigated (2010-2015), a description of our current scientific understanding of resilience in police work. The book is the result of five years of research undertaken on the basis of the Professional Resilience Enhancement Programme agenda. [Subject: Criminology, Policing]

Publication Date: 10/18/2016
Format: Paper
ISBN: 9789462366978

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