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dc.contributor.authorWesson, Caroline
dc.contributor.authorChadwick, Darren
dc.date.accessioned2019-06-24T11:28:22Z
dc.date.available2019-06-24T11:28:22Z
dc.date.issued2019-06-28
dc.identifier.citationWesson, C.J. & Chadwick, D.D. (2019) Police Officers’ Perceptions of Their Role in a Mental Health Magistrates’ Court Pathway, Journal of Police and Criminal Psychology. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s11896-019-09335-4
dc.identifier.issn0882-0783en
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/s11896-019-09335-4
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2436/622470
dc.description.abstractAlthough common in the USA, Mental Health Courts are relatively new to the UK and their effectiveness here is not yet fully understood. Referral to these courts is largely reliant upon early identification of mental health problems, a task commonly undertaken by police in the custody suite. Little is known about police perceptions of their role in working with offenders with mental health system in the UK. This exploratory study therefore investigates police views of a pilot Mental Health Courts and their role within the pathway to these. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with six members of a large police force involved in a pilot Mental Health Court. Data-led thematic analysis was used to identify the recurrent themes emerging. Three main themes were identified: ‘Benefits of a Mental Health Court’, ‘Police as Gatekeepers’ and ‘Barriers to Identification’. The introduction of Mental Health Courts in the UK was viewed as being reflective of changes in approaches to criminal justice. Whilst feeling responsibility for referrals to the Mental Health Court, time, training and multiagency working were seen as hindering this. The findings suggest the success of Mental Health Courts is dependent upon ‘getting it right’ from the start of the pathway; recommendations are provided.en
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dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherSpringer Natureen
dc.relation.urlhttps://www.springer.com/psychology/journal/11896en
dc.subjectPoliceen
dc.subjectMental Healthen
dc.subjectOffendersen
dc.subjectCourten
dc.titlePolice officers’ perceptions of their role in a mental health Magistrates’ court pathwayen
dc.typeJournal articleen
dc.identifier.journalJournal of Police and Criminal Psychologyen
dc.date.updated2019-06-17T10:30:48Z
dc.date.accepted2019-06-15
rioxxterms.funderUniversity of Wolverhamptonen
rioxxterms.identifier.projectUOW240619CWen
rioxxterms.versionAMen
rioxxterms.licenseref.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/en
rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2020-12-28en
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