Interview with Author Dennis Stevens
Dennis J. Stevens, Ph.D. retired from the University of North Carolina Charlotte (UNCC) and is the Director of Justice Writers of America, an organization guiding justice personnel (by invention only) to articulate their experiences in a confidential setting. Stevens has taught psychology, health related courses linked to prisons and police and correctional personnel, and justice courses in major universities such as UMass Boston. He has counseled correctional personnel and high-risk offenders about health and mental health related issues at Boston, Charlotte, Chicago, and New Orleans. He has published eighteen university textbooks, eight popular media books, and nearly one hundred scholarly articles about law enforcement particularly health related issues including police officer stress, corrections, and criminology. He has led crisis and health related intervention sessions among Boston and New York City officers after 9/11 and the Boston Marathon bombing, New Orleans and Houston officers after Hurricane Katrina dealing with both physical and mental health related issues, and Chicago and Dallas officers after the execution-style murders of their own.
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