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CMRJ202 - Stress Management in Law Enforcement

Course Details

Course Code: CMRJ202 Course ID: 2543 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Undergraduate

This course will explore the stresses of law enforcement, specific stress factors in law enforcement (i.e., shift work, hazards and dangers, dealing with death and severe injury, post-shooting trauma, testifying in court, and undercover work). Methods and techniques for reducing stress will be discussed as will applying these techniques in the field.

Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
11/25/19 - 05/01/20 05/04/20 - 06/28/20 Spring 2020 Session I 8 Week session
12/30/19 - 05/29/20 06/01/20 - 07/26/20 Spring 2020 Session D 8 Week session
01/27/20 - 07/03/20 07/06/20 - 08/30/20 Summer 2020 Session B 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

At the conclusion of this course students will be able to:

CO1: Explore the major causes of stress for law enforcement personnel.

CO2: Compare and contrast the differences between positive and negative stress experienced by law enforcement.

CO3: Identify health risks commonly associated with stress experienced by law enforcement.

CO4: Summarize the complexities faced by law enforcement personnel when seeking assistance for stress related issues.

CO5: Evaluate approaches to managing stress in a law enforcement agency.

CO6: Recognize symptoms of stress experienced by law enforcement personnel.

CO7: Evaluate coping strategies for managing individual and organizational stress.


Instructions and grading expectations for all forums will appear in the Forums section of the course site.


Instructions and grading expectations for all assignments will appear in the Assignments section of the course site.


Instructions and grading expectations for all exams will appear in the Tests & Quizzes section of the course site.

NameGrade %
Introduction Forum Assignment 1.00 %
Introduction Forum Assignment 1.00 %
Forum Assignments 59.00 %
Week 1 Forum Assignment 7.38 %
Week 2 Forum Assignment 7.38 %
Week 3 Forum Assignment 7.38 %
Week 4 Forum Assignment 7.38 %
Week 5 Forum Assignment 7.38 %
Week 6 Forum Assignment 7.38 %
Week 7 Forum Assignment 7.38 %
Week 8 Forum Assignment 7.38 %
Mid - Term Exam 20.00 %
Mid -Term Exam 20.00 %
Final Exam 20.00 %
Final Exam 20.00 %

Weekly lessons and assigned readings are available in the course site.

Book Title:Various resources from the APUS Library & the Open Web are used. Please visit to locate the course eReserve.*

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.