Policing Special Needs Offenders

Implementing Training to Improve Police-Citizen Encounters

Authored by: Bradley D. Edwards , Jennifer Pealer

Routledge Handbook on Offenders with Special Needs

Print publication date:  May  2018
Online publication date:  May  2018

Print ISBN: 9781138648180
eBook ISBN: 9781315626574
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9781315626574-27

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Abstract

Given the prevalence of mental illness in police shootings, reducing encounters between on-duty law enforcement and individuals with the most severe psychiatric diseases may represent the single most immediate, practical strategy for reducing fatal police shootings in the United States.

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