Police management of mental health crisis situations in the community: status quo, current gaps and future directions

de Tribolet-Hardy, F, Thomas, S and Kesic, D 2015, 'Police management of mental health crisis situations in the community: status quo, current gaps and future directions', Policing and Society, vol. 25, no. 3, pp. 294-307.


Document type: Journal Article
Collection: Journal Articles

Title Police management of mental health crisis situations in the community: status quo, current gaps and future directions
Author(s) de Tribolet-Hardy, F
Thomas, S
Kesic, D
Year 2015
Journal name Policing and Society
Volume number 25
Issue number 3
Start page 294
End page 307
Total pages 14
Publisher Routledge
Abstract This paper considers the application of principles widely used to conceptualise and address violent and aggressive behaviour in psychiatric settings and examines if and to what extent they may be applicable to the police resolution of community-based mental health crisis encounters. It suggests that police should distill the significant accumulated practical wisdom available within its ranks to inform the beginnings of an evidence-based approach regarding effective resolution of such incidents. These can then be further validated within the frameworks of interpersonal theory and enhanced therapeutic communication style recommended in psychiatric settings to help better equip police with a suite of evidence-based tools when encountering such situations.
Subject Criminology not elsewhere classified
Psychology not elsewhere classified
Keyword(s) Approach style
Communication
De-escalation
Mental health crisis
Use of force
DOI - identifier 10.1080/10439463.2013.865737
Copyright notice © 2014 Taylor & Francis
ISSN 1043-9463
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