Horizons of context: understanding the police decision to arrest people with mental illness.

@article{Morabito2007HorizonsOC,
  title={Horizons of context: understanding the police decision to arrest people with mental illness.},
  author={Melissa Morabito},
  journal={Psychiatric services},
  year={2007},
  volume={58 12},
  pages={1582-7}
}
The criminalization hypothesis assumes that deinstitutionalization coupled with inadequate police training has led to the increased arrest of people with mental illness. Arrest is viewed as a means to manage the troublesome behavior that often results from mental illness. Supporting research has emphasized the contributing role that illness plays in the arrest decision. This assumption largely ignores an extant criminal justice literature on the factors that influence arrest. On the basis of a… CONTINUE READING
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