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Title: Together We Can Make a Difference: A Police Orientation Manual on Citizens With Disabilities
Corporate Author: Pennsylvania Cmssn on Crime and Delinquency
United States of America
Project Director: R L Kelley
Date Published: 1991
Page Count: 115
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
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Document: PDF
Type: Training (Handbook/Manual)
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This manual is intended to provide police officers with an understanding of the needs of persons with disabilities and the specific techniques needed to serve and communicate with them effectively.
Abstract: The manual is intended to be used alone or as the basis for a training course. It details the major issues faced by persons with disabilities when dealing with the police, the needs of disabled citizens caused by crime and the fear of crime, actions that police and disabled persons can take to reduce their victimization risk, and resources available to these citizens. Individual sections review each major type of disability and their implications for situations involving the police. Included are hearing impairments, mobility impairments, visual impairments, communication impairments, mental illness, and mental retardation. Tables, figures, illustration of common sign language symbols that police might use, and resource lists
Main Term(s): Persons with Disabilities; Police-citizen interactions
Index Term(s): Police attitudes; Police education; Rights of the accused
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