Police perceptions of their encounters with individuals experiencing mental illness: A Victorian survey

Joel Godfredson, Stuart Thomas, James Ogloff, Stefan Luebbers

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his study explored: (1) the frequency of contact between the police and people experiencing mental illness; (2) the way in which police officers knowledge and the sources of information used relates to various dispositions; (3) the signs, symptoms and behaviours that police officers consider are associated with mental illness; and (4) the challenges police face in this respect when performing their duties.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)180 - 195
Number of pages16
JournalAustralian and New Zealand Journal of Criminology
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2011

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