The Dynamics of Depressive Symptoms on Criminal Investigators in Semarang (North Central Java) Police


According to Sulistyanto (Assistant of Human Resources of Indonesian National Police), a large percentage of police suicide is related to depression. Police suicidal behavior are serious social and psychological problems that must be anticipated and resolved. In 2016 there were 13 cases of police suicide, and 5 cases of suicide attempts. The incident was reduced in 2017 to be 7 cases, similarly in 2018, and in 2019 the cases turned to be 6. Further investigation indicates that one of the main reasons to commit suicide was depression. This research is aimed at portraying the dynamics of depressive symptoms among the criminal investigators in order to anticipate and prevent further suicidal attempts. The Beck Depression Inventory II (BDI-II) questionnaires were distributed to the criminal investigators in Semarang Police. Three participants with the highest scores were selected to participate in in-depth interviews. The interviews were conducted 2 times, 30 minutes each. The results indicated the portrayal of the dynamics of their threatening depressive symptoms. Further discussions are followed.

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Devario Delano, Soegijapranata Catholic University, Indonesia
Pius Heru Priyanto, Soegijapranata Catholic University, Indonesia

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Conference: ACP2020
Stream: Mental Health

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Delano D., & Priyanto P. (2020) The Dynamics of Depressive Symptoms on Criminal Investigators in Semarang (North Central Java) Police ISSN: 2187-4743 – The Asian Conference on Psychology & the Behavioral Sciences 2020 Official Conference Proceedings
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