Law Enforcement Responses to People with Mental Illnesses: A Guide To Research-Informed Policy and Practice

This publication examines studies on law enforcement interactions with people with mental illnesses and translates the findings to help policymakers and practitioners develop safe and effective interventions. Supported by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, it reviews research on the scope and nature of the problem and on a range of law enforcement responses.

Melissa Reuland, Matthew Schwarzfeld, and Laura Draper | June 2009 | The Council of State Governments Justice Center
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