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NCJ Number: 31612 Find in a Library
Title: INTERACTION BETWEEN SKID ROW PEOPLE AND LAW ENFORCEMENT AND HEALTH PROFESSIONALS (FROM POLICE ROLES IN THE SEVENTIES - PROFESSIONALIZATION IN AMERICA, 1975 BY JACK KINTON - SEE NCJ-31601)
Author(s): D J PITTMAN
Corporate Author: Social Science and Sociological Resources
United States of America
Date Published: 1975
Page Count: 21
Sponsoring Agency: Social Science and Sociological Resources
Aurora, IL 60504
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: SOCIAL INTERVENTION ON BEHALF OF SKID ROW INHABITANTS IS SAID TO BE DIFFICULT DUE TO THE MULTITUDE OF PHYSICAL, ECONOMIC, PSYCHOLOGICAL, RESIDENTIAL, INTERPERSONAL, AND DRINKING PROBLEMS INVOLVED.
Abstract: GENERALIZED NEGATIVE ATTITUDES TOWARD SKID ROW INDIVIDUALS ARE INCORPORATED IN VARYING DEGREES IN THE ATTITUDES OF LAW ENFORCEMENT AND HEALTH PROFESSIONALS WHO DEAL WITH THEM. PROGRAMS INTENDED TO AID SKID ROW PEOPLE BOTH BY THE LAW ENFORCEMENT AND HEALTH PROFESSIONALS WHO DEAL WITH THEM. IT IS SUGGESTED THAT HEALTH WORRIERS SHOULD HAVE NONJUDGMENTAL AND NONMORALISTIC ATTITUDES, THAT THEY BE TRAINED IN THE MULTIFACETED PROBLEMS THEY WILL FACE, THAT THEY CONCENTRATE ON PROVIDING MOTIVATION TO THOSE WHOM THEY ARE SERVING, AND THAT THEIR EXPECTATIONS OF IMMEDIATE AND GREAT IMPROVEMENTS BE RECOGNIZED AS UNREALISTIC. (AUTHOR ABSTRACT MODIFIED)
Index Term(s): Alcoholics; Failure factors; Indigents; Police attitudes; Social workers; Treatment
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