Challenges in Mental Health and Policing

Cummins, ID ORCID: 2022, Challenges in Mental Health and Policing , Key Themes in Policing , Policy Press, Bristol.

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Police officers deal with mental illness-related incidents on an almost daily basis. Ian Cummins explores how factors such as deinstitutionalisation, community care failings and, more recently, welfare retrenchment policies have led to this situation. He then considers how police officers should be supported by community mental health agencies to make confident and correct decisions, and to ensure that the individuals they encounter receive support from the most appropriate services. Of interest to police researchers and students of criminology and the social sciences, the book examines police officers’ views on mental health work and includes a chapter by a service user.

Item Type: Book
Schools: Schools > School of Health and Society
Publisher: Policy Press
Series Name: Key Themes in Policing
ISBN: 9781447360841
Depositing User: ID Cummins
Date Deposited: 06 Oct 2022 13:25
Last Modified: 06 Oct 2022 13:25

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