The police-based crisis intervention team (CIT) model: I. Effects on officers' knowledge, attitudes, and skills.

@article{Compton2014ThePC,
  title={The police-based crisis intervention team (CIT) model: I. Effects on officers' knowledge, attitudes, and skills.},
  author={Michael Compton and Roger A Bakeman and Beth Broussard and Dana D Hankerson-Dyson and Letheshia Husbands and Shaily Krishan and Tarianna Stewart-Hutto and Barbara M D'Orio and Janet R Oliva and Nancy J. Thompson and Amy C. Watson},
  journal={Psychiatric services},
  year={2014},
  volume={65 4},
  pages={517-22}
}
OBJECTIVE Individuals with serious mental illnesses are very likely to interact with police officers. The crisis intervention team (CIT) model is being widely implemented by police departments across the United States to improve officers' responses. However, little research exists on officer-level outcomes. The authors compared officers with or without CIT training on six key constructs related to the CIT model: knowledge about mental illnesses, attitudes about serious mental illnesses and… CONTINUE READING
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