A Practical Overview of De-Escalation Skills in Law Enforcement: Helping Individuals in Crisis While Reducing Police Liability and Injury

@article{Oliva2010APO,
  title={A Practical Overview of De-Escalation Skills in Law Enforcement: Helping Individuals in Crisis While Reducing Police Liability and Injury},
  author={Janet R. Oliva and Rhiannon Morgan and Michael T. Compton},
  journal={Journal of Police Crisis Negotiations},
  year={2010},
  volume={10},
  pages={15 - 29}
}
Basic de-escalation skills training, such as that included in the Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) training curriculum, is a law enforcement training experience designed to equip police officers with knowledge and skills that enable them to initiate specific actions to de-escalate a crisis situation. This type of training involves the acquisition of effective communication and active listening skills, as well as other de-escalation techniques, in addition to role-playing, which involves the… 
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