An Empirical and Legal Analysis of Police Handling of Persons With Psychopathologies

Terry C. Cox, Eastern Kentucky University
Brenda Popplewell

This paper will examine the current literature regarding police handling of persons with mental disorders. A focus will be on current legal rulings and associated standards. A second focus will include the current state of empirical and training literature regarding recommendations for handling mentally impaired persons. Lastly, legal interpretations of police related cases associated with the American with Disabilities Act will be included.

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