More Training Needed to Help Officers Cope with Child Homicides, Psychologists Claim

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Officers may not feel the true impact of child homicide investigations for months after the case closes, research has found.

Investigators report higher levels of stress and anxiety six months after concluding a child murder case than immediately afterwards, according to psychologists from the University of Huddersfield.

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The researchers have now called for officers to receive better training regarding the impact of child homicide investigations and when emotional effects are most likely to be felt.

Period12 May 2017

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  • TitleMore training needed to help officers cope with child homicides, psychologists claim
    Media name/outletPolice Professional
    Media typeWeb
    CountryUnited Kingdom
    Date12/05/17
    DescriptionInvestigators report higher levels of stress and anxiety six months after concluding a child murder case than immediately afterwards, according to psychologists from the University of Huddersfield.
    URLwww.policeprofessional.com/news.aspx?id=29269
    PersonsJason Roach