Policing services and the mentally ill: An evidence-based good practice model [ 2007 - 2011 ]

Research Grant

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Researchers Prof JR Ogloff; Dr SD Thomas; Prof PE Mullen; Dr PM Martin; Dr JA Clough; Dr CS Tye; Mr AE Dickinson; Mr KD Lay; Prof J Pfeifer

Brief description Community safety is at the forefront of policing policy and procedure. As gatekeepers to the criminal justice (and to a lesser extent the mental health) systems, the police play a pivotal role in promoting and maintaining the health, safety and wellbeing of the community. This programme of research will provide much needed quality information and empirical evidence about the current practices, policies, and procedures for dealing with the mentally ill who come into contact with the police. In a broader sense the research will have dramatic, wide-reaching practical outputs for all of Australia, and help contribute to increased levels of community safety and reduced levels of victimisation of some of the most vulnerable in our society.

Funding Amount $708,347

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