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Suspicious minds: Police Attitudes to Mental Ill Health

Bell, S and Palmer-Conn, S (2018) Suspicious minds: Police Attitudes to Mental Ill Health. International Journal of Law and Public Administration, 1 (2). pp. 25-40. ISSN 2576-2192

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Abstract

Policing and mental ill health are inextricably entwined. The police have a role to respond to distressed persons and depending on the circumstances act as mental health practitioners or law enforcement officers.  Policing can have an impact on the mental health of those delivering the service. Those working within policing will either experience, work alongside and/or manage colleagues with mental ill health. Therefore it is important that the attitudes of police officers and police staff to mental ill health are established. The research employs the Time to Change Survey to bench mark police attitudes against the general public. Results indicate that police officers/staff hold similar attitudes to the public. However police officers are less supportive of community based interventions. Police data portrays an organisation where mental health related stigma persists, where discussing or seeking help is avoided and having a mental health issue seen as career destroying.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
Divisions: Natural Sciences and Psychology
Humanities and Social Science
Publisher: Redfame Publishing
Date Deposited: 23 Jan 2019 11:11
Last Modified: 23 Jan 2019 11:16
DOI or Identification number: 10.11114/ijlpa.v1i2.3878
URI: http://researchonline.ljmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/9997

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