n Acta Criminologica: Southern African Journal of Criminology - The use of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in identifying post-traumatic stress disorder

Volume 15, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 1012-8093



Research has shown that stressful or traumatic experiences associated with law enforcement in the South African Police and Correctional services can lead to Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). In 2001 Peltzer examined the extent to which current and continuous exposure to traumatic experiences contributed to traumatic stress responses among 66 South African police officers.

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