"INTERNET LAW BOOK REVIEWS" - Provided by Rob Jerrard LLB LLM (London)

Books from Charles C Thomas Reviewed in 2014


A LAW ENFORCEMENT AND SECURITY OFFICERS' GUIDE TO RESPONDING TO BOMB THREATS: Providing a Working Knowledge of Bombs,Preparing for Such Incidents, and Performing Basic Analysis of Potential Threats
Edition: 3rd
Format: Paperback
Author: Jim Smith
ISBN: 978-0-398-08774-6
Publishers: CC Thomas
Price: $36.95
Publication Date: 2014

Publisher's Title Information

This newly revised edition is designed to integrate information in a clear and concise for¬mat to allow law enforcement to respond to bomb threats, bomb incidents, or chemical-biological-radiological events. The reader will find the information in this book useful as a general guide to develop local protocols to meet these occurrences. With the current threat, increased vigilance and knowledge is mandatory among all law enforcement and security officers to have a working knowledge of bombs, explosives and other threats for their own protection. Among the topics discussed include the basic techniques for risk assessment and target and hazard identification. These are essential components in relating to the probability of a bombing attack and the potential outcome of such an attack. The common methods of bomb delivery, bomb construction and methods of triggering are also demonstrated. Letter bombs, vehicle bombs and high-risk facilities such as aircraft, airports, medical facilities and schools are examined as well as the utilization of chemical, biological and radiological devices and the unique hazards associated with these devices. This book also includes a section for emergency medical service personnel in treating those injured from blast, overpressure, shrapnel and chemical agents. This text is not a replacement for trained and well-equipped bomb technicians but is designed to allow the first responder to make identification of suspect items and take appropriate action until well-equipped bomb technicians arrive on the scene.

Contents

Preface
Introduction
1. THE ROLE OF THE FIRST RESPONDER
2. THE ROLE OF THE BOMB SQUAD
3. TYPES OF BOMBERS
4. RISK ASSESSMENT
5. BOMB THREATS
6. BOMB INCIDENT MANAGEMENT
7. SEARCHES
8. EVACUATIONS
9. IMPROVISED EXPLOSIVE DEVICES (IEDS)EXPLOSIVES
10. VEHICLE BOMBS
11. DOMESTIC BOMBINGS
12. INCENDIARY DEVICES
13. PROTECTIVE MEASURES
14. OPERATIONAL SECURITY
15. BOMB INCIDENT MANAGEMENT IN A HEALTHFACILITY
16. BOMB THREATS IN THE SCHOOL AND HIGHERENVIRONMENT
17. RESPONDING TO EXPLOSIONS
18. BIOLOGICAL, CHEMICAL, AND RADIOLOGICAL
19. CLANDESTINE DRUG LABORATORIES
20. LOGISTICAL SUPPORT OF BOMB SQUADS
Appendix
Glossary
Index


Dying For The Job: Police Work Exposure and Health
Edition: 1st
Format: Paperback
Author: John M. Violanti
ISBN: 978-0-398-08772-2
Publishers: CC Thomas
Price: $36.95
Publication Date: 2014

Publisher's Title Information

When one thinks of police work, the immediate danger of this occupation comes to mindthe everyday threat of violence, death, and witnessing traumatic events in their work. Less noted however is the physical and psychological danger associated with police work, including harmful environmental exposure, stress and trauma. Based on research, the adverse health and psychological consequences of this occupation far outweigh the dangers of the street. The primary purpose of this book is therefore to focus on these less known, less talked about dangers in policing. The mental well-being, health, and average life span of police officers appear to be affected by these factors. Hence, the title -“dying for the job”reflects not so much the danger on the street butthe hidden health dangers associated with policing. Many of the researchers who contributed to this book are epidemiologists and biostatisticians who are part of a National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) CDC five-year research study on police health titled “BCOPS”the Buffalo Cardio-Metabolic Occupational Police Stress study. Still other contributors are experts in cancer, cardiovascular disease and psychological trauma. Recent events such as 9/11, Hurricane Katrina, the Sandy Hook school tragedy, and the Boston Marathon bombings emphasize the need to have a vibrant, healthy police force. It is necessary to maintain a high level of reliability by initiating health and stress prevention efforts. Chapters include: an examination of harmful physical work exposures; health disparities among police officers; cardiovascular risk in law enforcement; risk of cancer incidence and mortality among police officers; shift work and health consequences in policing; stressors and associated health effects for women police officers; suicide; post-traumatic stress disorder; resilience in policing; and PTSD symptoms, psychobiology, and coexisting disorders in police officers. Both law enforcement practitioners and administrators alike will benefit from reading this book.

Preface

1. Police Work May Be Hazardous to Your Health: An Examination of Harmful Physical Work Exposures
John M. Violanti
Hazardous Exposures in Law Enforcement
Clandestine Methamphetamine Labs
Lead Exposure From Firearm Use
Fingerprint Powders
Dead Bodies
Blood-Borne Pathogens
Air Pollution
Traffic Particles
Radar
Noise
Hazardous Materials
Prevention
Implications for Police Practice
References
2. Health Disparities Among Police Officers
Tara A. Hartley, Desta Fekedulegn, Cecil M. Burchfiel, Anna Mnatsakanova, Michael E. Andrew, and John M. Violanti
Sources of Stress in Police Work
Indicators of Police Health
Comparisons of Police with Other Employed Groups
Shift Work, Second Jobs, and Overtime
Hours of Sleep
Cigarette Smoking
Depressive Symptoms
Metabolic Syndrome
Overweight and Obesity
Blood Lipid Levels
Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)
Glucose Intolerance
Police Subgroups at Greater Risk
Gender
Ethnicity
Military Experience
Conclusions
References
3. Cardiovascular Risk in Law Enforcement
Franklin H. Zimmerman
Epidemiology
The Atherosclerotic Process
Risk Factors for Cardiovascular Disease
Traditional Risk Factors in Law Enforcement Personnel
Hypertension
Dyslipidemia
Obesity
Diabetes
Cigarette Smoking
Metabolic Syndrome
Sedentary Lifestyle
Occupation-Specific Risk Factors
Sudden Physical Stress
Psychological Stress
Shift Work
Health Promotion and Conclusions
References
4. Risk of Cancer Incidence and Cancer Mortality Among Police Officers
Michael Wirth, John E. Vena, and James Burch
Mortality Studies
Incidence and Case-Control Studies
Conclusion
References
5. Shift Work and Health Consequences in Policing
Penelope Baughman, Desta Fekedulegn, Luenda E. Charles, Ja K. Gu, Claudia Ma, John M. Violanti, Michael
Wirth, Anna Mnatsakanova, Tara A. Hartley, Michael E. Andrew, and Cecil M. Burchfiel
Methods Used to Assess Shift Work
Shift Work and Sleep Disorders
Shift Work and Injuries
Shift Work and Cardiovascular Disease
Shift Work and Cancer
Shift Work and Cortisol
Shift Work and Suicide Ideation
Shift Work Among an Aging Workforce
Reducing the Health Consequences of Shift Work
References
6. Stressors and Associated Health Effects for Women Police Officers
Tara A. Hartley, Anna Mnatsakanova, Cecil M. Burchfiel, and John M. Violanti
A Brief History of Police Women
Sources of Stress for Female Police Officers
Health Effects of Stress on Female Police Officers
Stress and Psychological Health
Stress and Cardiovascular Disease
Health Outcomes of Depression
Conclusions
References
7. Police Suicide: A Detrimental Outcome of Psychological Work Exposures
John M. Violanti
Police Suicide
Etiology of Police Suicide
Early Theoretical Models of Police Suicide
Prevention
Prevention Considerations
Police Suicide Survivors
Conclusion
References
8. Vulnerability to Work-Related Posttraumatic Stress:Family and Organizational Influences
Douglas Paton and Kim Norris
Family
The Work-Family Interface
Shift Work
Organizational Influences
Organizational Characteristics
Trust
Senior Officer Support
Peer Relationships and Team Cohesion
Psychological Empowerment
Conclusion
References
9. Protective Attributes: Resilience in Policing
Michael E. Andrew, Janie L. Howsare, Tara A. Hartley, Erin M. McCanlies, Cecil M. Burchfiel, and John M. Violanti
Defining Resilience
Resilience as an Individual Characteristic
Resilience as Hardiness
Resiliency as Psychological Flexibility
Resilience as Attachment
Resilience in Context: The Importance of Social Support
Resilience as an Adaptive Process
Implementations of Resilience Training
References
10. Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Symptoms, Psychobiology, and Coexisting Disorders in Police Officers
Erin McCanlies, Diane Miller, Michael E. Andrew, Oliver Wirth, Cecil M. Burchfiel, and John M. Violanti
Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Diagnosis
Epidemiology
Trauma and Memory Consolidation
Psychobiology
Physical and Psychological Consequences of PTSD
Summary
References
11. Treating Trauma in Law Enforcement
Erin McCanlies, Oliver Wirth, Michael E. Andrew, Diane Miller, Cecil M. Burchfiel, and John M. Violanti
Treatment of PTSD
Acupoint Stimulation
Assistance Dogs
Cognitive Behavior Therapy
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing
Pharmacotherapy
Prolonged Exposure
Sensorimotor Psychotherapy
Stress Inoculation Training
Yoga
Treatment of PTSD in Police Officers
Summary
References
Index

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