Stress, Trauma, and Wellbeing in the Legal System

An Overview

Monica K. Miller, Brian H Bornstein

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Abstract

All individuals face stress in daily life; this may be particularly true for those who enforce the law, administer justice or are forced into the legal system. Stress can result in negative behaviors, burnout, reduced efficiency, risk-taking or a range of physical and psychological symptoms. This introductory chapter overviews the main purpose of the book, which is to present theory, research, and scholarship from various disciplines and offer suggestions for those interested in exploring and improving the wellbeing of those who are voluntarily (police, probation officers, litigants, lawyers, judges, etc.) or involuntarily (jurors, civil litigants, criminal defendants, witnesses, etc.) drawn into the legal system. Further, as outlined in the chapter, the book focuses on both negative and positive aspects of wellbeing in order to provide a broad perspective on wellbeing in the legal system. This approach offers insights into how individuals can change the legal system on both an individual basis and on a macro level.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationStress, Trauma, and Wellbeing in the Legal System
PublisherOxford University Press
ISBN (Electronic)9780199301492
ISBN (Print)9780199829996
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 24 2013

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Keywords

  • Attorneys
  • Courts
  • Judges
  • Jurors
  • Law enforcement
  • Litigants
  • Stress
  • Trauma
  • Victims
  • Wellbeing
  • Witnesses

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  • Psychology(all)

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Miller, M. K., & Bornstein, B. H. (2013). Stress, Trauma, and Wellbeing in the Legal System: An Overview. In Stress, Trauma, and Wellbeing in the Legal System Oxford University Press. https://doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199829996.003.0001

Stress, Trauma, and Wellbeing in the Legal System : An Overview. / Miller, Monica K.; Bornstein, Brian H.

Stress, Trauma, and Wellbeing in the Legal System. Oxford University Press, 2013.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Miller, MK & Bornstein, BH 2013, Stress, Trauma, and Wellbeing in the Legal System: An Overview. in Stress, Trauma, and Wellbeing in the Legal System. Oxford University Press. https://doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199829996.003.0001
Miller MK, Bornstein BH. Stress, Trauma, and Wellbeing in the Legal System: An Overview. In Stress, Trauma, and Wellbeing in the Legal System. Oxford University Press. 2013 https://doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199829996.003.0001
Miller, Monica K. ; Bornstein, Brian H. / Stress, Trauma, and Wellbeing in the Legal System : An Overview. Stress, Trauma, and Wellbeing in the Legal System. Oxford University Press, 2013.
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