A front line police perspective of mental health issues and services

Nicola McLean, Lisa A. Marshall

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    Abstract

    Changes in mental health service provision in most western countries have been associated with an increasing role of the police in the community management of people with mental health problems, but little is known about how the police perceive this in the UK. The objective of this study was to investigate police officers' views on their roles in dealings with people with mental health problems and with mental health services.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)62-71
    Number of pages10
    JournalCriminal Behaviour and Mental Health
    Volume20
    Issue number1
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2010

    Keywords

    • psychology
    • mental health problems
    • mental health services
    • police service

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