Policing mental illness

Dr Emily Corner1, Dr Kelly Hine1 1The Australian National University, Acton, Australia Background: Recent inquests have highlighted a demand for better policing practices when interacting with persons with mental illness (PMI). In the US, approximately 25% of fatal shootings by...
  • September 26, 2018
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Miss Helen Punter1 1University Of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia As first responders, police officers are usually the first called when assistance is required, this is particularly true for persons with mental illness (PMI) when they are experiencing an actual (or perceived)...
  • August 22, 2018
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Honorary Professor Duncan Chappell 1University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia In western societies since the earliest mental health legislation in the nineteenth century. It is only in quite recent times, however, and especially since the era commencing in the 1960’s of...
  • August 22, 2018
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David Baker1 1Coventry University, Coventry, United Kingdom This paper examines how police encounters with persons with mental illness (PMIs) in the US can lead to deaths after police contact. It uses qualitative semi-structured interviews with the bereaved family members of...
  • July 13, 2018
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