SubjectsCriminology and Police Studies
Print ISBN: 9781773381459
The overwhelming majority of police calls involve individuals with mental health experiences and yet limited resources exist to prepare first responders for these interactions. Police Response to Mental Health in Canada addresses this gap in the field, providing practical guidance to police studies students on how best to respond to mental health-related calls in both critical and non-critical situations. Aligned with the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition , (DSM-5) criteria, this text provides in-depth explanations of the mental health conditions commonly encountered in policing, including mood, psychotic, personality, substance abuse, and post-traumatic stress disorders. Written in an accessible style, this book includes pedagogical tools such as scenario-based learning, case studies, reflection questions, group activities, and chapter summaries to reinforce the learning objectives outlined at the start of each chapter.
With the increasing demand for law enforcement officials to be better informed and prepared to interact with those experiencing mental health issues, this is a timely resource for students in college and university police studies programs.
- includes learning objectives, case studies, and discussion questions
- includes contributions from leaders in fields of health services, psychology, criminology, policing, and corrections
- discusses Canadian issues that are relevant across the country, including police relations with Indigenous populations and incidents of gang-related violence
Table of Contents
Part I - Mental Health Disorders Commonly Encountered in Policing Chapter 1: Introduction to Mental Disorder Chapter 2: Bipolar and Other Mood Disorders Chapter 3: Schizophrenia and Other Psychotic Disorders Chapter 4: Substance Use Disorders Chapter 5: Antisocial Personality Disorder and Other Personality Disorders Chapter 6: Childhood Conduct and Other Childhood Disorders Chapter 7: Paraphilic and Other Sexual Disorders Chapter 8: Acute and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorders
Part II – Response to Mental Health Behaviours Chapter 9: Police Legitimacy, Interpersonal Response, and Community Trust Chapter 10: Police Behavioural Response to Critical Intervention and Emergency Situations Chapter 11: Police Response to Crisis Involving Suicide Risk: Strategies for Suicide Intervention and Prevention Chapter 12: Mental Health Services and Special Intervention Teams Chapter 13: Mental Health of Police Professions and First Responders
Part III – Special Topics Chapter 14: The History of Policing and Indigenous Persons in Canada Chapter 15: NCRMD Legal and Ethical Issues Chapter 16: Community Integration - Electronic Monitoring of Offenders Chapter 17: Letters to Policing Professionals
General Student Resource - Download