Police Conceptions of Mental Illness

Group: Kent State University

URL: http://www.publicsafety.ohio.gov/links/ocjs_researchbriefing4.pdf

Description

Movement of people with serious mental illness from hospitals to the community has resulted in an increase in interactions between people with mental illness and the criminal justice system, including police officers and the courts. This study used longitudinal survey data of police officers from a mid-western city prior to and at least one year after Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) training to characterize officers’ conceptions of mental illness and its perceived causes, their perception of the dangerousness of people with mental illness, and their desired social distance from (or level of comfort with) someone with a mental illness.

Tags

law enforcement, police encounters, crisis intervention, mental health, perceptions

Other Attributes
Sub-location
Statewide
Categories
Sectors (Govt, Non-Profit, etc)
Non-Profit
Formats
PDF
Location in resource
N/A
Internet Available?
Yes
Has population data?
No
Mappable?
No
Updated?
No
Frequency
N/A
Year(s) of Publication
2005

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