Patterson, George | MS | PhD

Associate Professor
Phone: (212) 396-7564
Office: 704
Email: george.patterson@hunter.cuny.edu
Areas of Expertise:
Police Social Work
Stress and Coping Among Police Officers and Recruits
Criminal Justice

Ph.D., SUNY University at Buffalo
M.S., Columbia University School of Social Work
B.A., University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)

Research Methods


Patterson, G. T., Chung, I.W., Swan, P. G. (2014). Stress management interventions for police officers and recruits: A meta-analysis. Journal of Experimental Criminology, 10(4), 487-513.

Patterson, G. T., Chung, I.W., Swan, P. G. (2013). Effects of stress management training on physiological, psychological, and behavioral outcomes among police officers and recruits. No. 8 of Crime Prevention Research Review. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Community Oriented Policing Services.

Patterson, G. T. (2013). Prisoner reentry: A public health or public safety issue for social work practice? Social Work in Public Health, 28, 129-141.

Patterson, G. T. (2012). Police Social Work, Oxford Bibliographies in Social Work. New York: Oxford University Press.

Patterson, G. T. (2010). Mental Stress and Workers' Compensation Claims Among Police Officers, Journal of Workplace Rights, 14(4), 441-455.

Patterson, G. T. (2009). An Examination of Evidenced-Based Practice Interventions for Public Emergencies, Journal of Evidence-Based Social Work, 6, 274-287.

Patterson, G. T., & Telesco, G. A. (2009). Police officers. In A. Gitterman & R. Salmon (Eds.), Encyclopedia of social work with groups (pp. 226-227). New York: Routledge.

Patterson, G. T. (2008). Police social work. In T. Mizrahi & L. Davis (Eds.), In Encyclopedia of social work (20th ed.) (Vol. 3, pp. 357-362). New York: Oxford.

Patterson, G. T. (2008). A framework for facilitating cognitive behavioral stress management training with police officers. Social Work with Groups, 31, 53-70.

Wheeler, D. P., & Patterson, G. T. (2008). Prisoner reentry. Health & Social Work, 33, 145-147.