Police encounters with people with intellectual disability: prevalence, characteristics and challenges

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Background This study investigated the experiences and perceptions of operational members of Victoria Police in relation to their contacts with people with intellectual disability (ID). Key interests for exploration included how frequently and in what context police reported coming into contact with people with ID, how they made this identi?cation, and the challenges they experienced at this interface. Methods Participants comprised 229 operational police members who attended mandatory ?rearms training sessions over a 2-week period in Melbourne, Australia.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)620 - 631
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Intellectual Disability Research
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2012

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