The article Controlled Burn: The Gendering of Stress and Burn-out in Modern Policing revealed some fascinating study findings. Nevertheless, in my opinion, the manner in which the review paper was presented, particularly the discussion section, was extremely confusing. This is because the study’s goal was to look into gender as it pertains to law enforcement professionals being burned out. Thus, it is worth noting that, for a considerable part, the investigation addressing police officers’ stress either fails to focus or even mention gender as a fundamental control parameter (Kurtz, 2008). Even though the research’s objective was articulated clearly and succinctly at the beginning, the article’s ending, particularly the discussion of the empirical results, was quite the contrary.
It is critical to realize that two factors should be taken into consideration while reporting scientific research. First and foremost, the message to the audience has to be feasible and realistic. Secondly, the document must be produced in the appropriate format (Kurtz, 2008). Moreover, information should be conveyed succinctly, simply explaining the most relevant patterns and outcomes (Rasheed et al., 2018). The issue with this article was that it had a great deal of irrelevant material that disguised the objective experimental evidence. It is evident that there is an increase in the tendency of incorrectly presented case studies. To transmit as much information to the audience as possible, authors frequently burden their writing with superfluous details and irrelevant material.
After reviewing four pages of information, I was able to discern the significant results of this study. These key findings are summarized as follows; firstly, the psychological strain of executing an aggressive arrest raises the risk of burn-out in male officers, and this is the only job variable that is noteworthy (Kurtz, 2008). Secondly, outcomes for female officers show that the only work-related factor that is significant statistically is when the officer is the target of an inquiry. Thus, this indicates that these findings are insufficient and require further clarification. Thirdly, more investigations with improved survey questions are needed to help officers, irrespective of gender, for unnecessary burn-out incidences.
Kurtz, D. (2008). Controlled Burn: The Gendering of Stress and Burn-out in Modern Policing. Feminist Criminology, 3(3), 216-238. Web.
Rasheed, M., Sarfraz, N., & Ahmed, R. (2018). Perceived psychological stress and burnout among police constables of Punjab, Pakistan. International Journal of Technical Research & Science, 3(X). Web.