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A study of how people with mental illness perceive and interact with the police

Author: Johann Brink; Mental Health Commission of Canada.
Publisher: [Calgary] : Mental Health Commission of Canada, [2011]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"[T]he present study focused on the lived experiences of Canadians with severe mental illnesses, including schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, other psychotic disorders, and bipolar disorder. Through employing a community-based, Participatory Action Research approach and guided by a procedural justice theoretical perspective, the present study sought to understand the perspectives and lived experiences of  Read more...
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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Johann Brink; Mental Health Commission of Canada.
OCLC Number: 798083329
Notes: Title from title screen.
Description: 1 online resource (98 pages)
Contents: Introduction: Background; Rationale; Research questions; Research approach --
Extant knowledge: Magnitude of the situation; Nature of police interactions; Perceptions about the police --
Participant priorities: Topic areas; Summary --
Attitudes about the police: General attitudes about the police; Comparison with general public attitudes --
Interactions with the police: Nature of police interactions; Perceptions of police interactions --
In-depth description of most recent interaction with the police: Context of recent interaction; Mental health during recent interaction; Outcome of recent interaction; Perception of recent interaction --
Participants' recommendations: Police access to information; Police training and education; Other suggestions --
Summary and discussion --
Strengths and limitations --
Concluding remarks --
References.
Responsibility: principal investigator, Johann Brink.
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Abstract:

"[T]he present study focused on the lived experiences of Canadians with severe mental illnesses, including schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, other psychotic disorders, and bipolar disorder. Through employing a community-based, Participatory Action Research approach and guided by a procedural justice theoretical perspective, the present study sought to understand the perspectives and lived experiences of people with severe mental illness in relation to their involvement with the police"--Page 12.

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