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James F. Ford, Jr.
Shift Work and Criminal Justice Professionals
Dr. Jim Ford worked shift work for 26 years as a police officer for the Chatham Township Police Department. He was assigned several different shifts with a variety of odd hours.
Shift Work & Criminal Justice Professionals
Concerned for the welfare of himself and fellow officers, Ford began to research the effect of shift length in regards to health, job satisfaction and domestic issues. Dr. Ford set out to prove that working an 8-hour shift was better than working a 12-hour shift. Dr. Ford repurposed the Standard Shiftwork Index (SSI), which is a battery of questions designed to evaluate the psychological and physiological impact of shiftwork. The results may surprise you.
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