The police and mental health

Date: 2002
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Type:  Article/Chapter
Author:  Lamb HR, Weinberger LE, DeCuir Jr, WJ
Publisher:  Psychiatry Online

With deinstitutionalization and the influx into the community of persons with severe mental illness, the police have become frontline professionals who manage these persons when they are in crisis. This article examines and comments on the issues raised by this phenomenon as it affects both the law enforcement and mental health systems.