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Book Review

October 25, 2016  By Tom Rataj

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Book Review – Summary by Tom Rataj
Listening to their Voices of Bravery and Heroism
By: Konstantinos Papazoglou

Billed as the first book of its kind, uses case studies to examine what gives officers strength during life-threatening situations.

The author personally interviewed all the officers about their survival during terrorist attacks, hostage situations, mass-shootings and other dangerous encounters. He has thoroughly analysed each case to try to understand why they often jeopardized their own safety and life to protect civilians from eminent threats.


All the cases examined in the book received extensive national and international media coverage at the time. The author examines the impacts that coverage had on the officer at the time and during its aftermath.

This book should be an excellent resource for law enforcement personnel, healthcare providers and researchers studying the effects of the often traumatic situations experienced by police. It also is intended to create dialogue about the personal resilience and recovery (or adaptation) process of officers who have experienced multi-faceted trauma and to help develop evidence-based intervention and care strategies and processes.

About the author:
Konstantinos Papazoglou is a psychology doctoral (PhD) candidate in clinical-forensics and a Vanier Scholar at the University of Toronto. He is a former police captain with the Hellenic Police Force and the European Police College. He holds a master’s degree in mental health counseling from New York University as an Onassis Scholar.

Publisher: Nova Science Pub Inc
ISBN-10: 153610048X
ISBN-13: 978-1536100488
75 Pages – $82.00

Available in December 2016 at

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