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NCJ Number: 66072 Add to Shopping cart Find in a Library
Title: LAW ENFORCEMENT AND HANDICAPPED PERSONS - AN INSTRUCTOR'S TRAINING AND REFERENCE MANUAL - CANADA
Author(s): ANON
Corporate Author: National Institute on Mental Retardation
York University Campus
Canada
Date Published: 1975
Page Count: 71
Sponsoring Agency: Canadian Dept of National Health and Welfare
Ottawa Ont K1A OK9, Canada
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
National Institute on Mental Retardation
Toronto, Ontario M3J 1P3, Canada
Publication Number: 2563-9-12
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Training (Handbook/Manual)
Language: English
Country: Canada
Annotation: THIS CANADIAN MANUAL ON HANDICAPPED PERSONS IS INTENDED FOR USE BY POLICE INSTRUCTORS TO TRAIN RECRUITS IN DEALING EFFECTIVELY WITH THE HANDICAPPED.
Abstract: THE BASIC PREMISE OF A POLICE APPROACH TO HANDICAPPED CITIZENS IS THAT THEY SHOULD BE TREATED THE SAME WAY AS NONHANDICAPPED PEOPLE. HOWEVER, IN ORDER TO PREVENT MISUNDERSTANDINGS AND PROVIDE THE BEST POSSIBLE ASSISTANCE, POLICE OFFICERS MUST UNDERSTAND DISABLED PERSONS AND THE NATURE OF THEIR DISABILITIES AND HAVE SOME KNOWLEDGE OF AVAILABLE COMMUNITY RESOURCES. THE HANDICAPPED INCLUDE PEOPLE IMPAIRED OR DISABLED BY MENTAL RETARDATION, PHYSICAL DISABILITY, VISUAL IMPAIRMENT, AND HEARING IMPAIRMENT. OUTDATED PREJUDICES AGAINST THE HANDICAPPED HAVE GIVEN WAY TO THE CONTEMPORARY VIEW OF EQUAL CITIZENSHIP WHICH ENTITLES THE HANDICAPPED TO FULL PROTECTION, RIGHTS, AND PRIVILEGES UNDER THE LAW. THIS OUTLOOK HAS RESULTED IN THE REINTEGRATION OF THE HANDICAPPED INTO THE RESIDENTIAL AND WORKING COMMUNITIES, WHERE THEIR INCREASED CONTACT WITH THE POLICE IS INEVITABLE. TO MAKE RECOGNIZING AND INTERACTING WITH HANDICAPPED PEOPLE EASIER, TIPS ON ATTITUDES AND POLICE BEHAVIOR ARE OFFERED. THE POLICE BECOME INVOLVED WHEN (1) HANDICAPPED PERSONS BECOME LOST OR CONFUSED; (2) HANDICAPPED PERSONS BECOME VICTIMS OF CRIME OR ARE DENIED THEIR BASIC RIGHTS; (3) THE BEHAVIOR OF A HANDICAPPED PERSON AROUSES PUBLIC OR POLICE SUSPICION; AND (4) HANDICAPPED PERSONS ARE SUSPECTED OFFENDERS. POLICE REACTIONS IN EACH SITUATION ARE DISCUSSED, AS ARE AVENUES TO COMMUNITY RESOURCES. THE MANUAL ALSO DEALS WITH SPECIFIC PROBLEMS AND CHARACTERISTICS OF THE MENTALLY RETARDED AND THE MENTALLY DISTURBED. APPENDIXES INCLUDE EXAMPLES OF SITUATIONS INVOLVING LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS AND HANDICAPPED PERSONS, A TEST QUESTIONNAIRE ON THE SUBJECT MATTER OF THE MANUAL, A GLOSSARY OF TERMS, AND A BIBLIOGRAPHY. (MRK)
Index Term(s): Canada; Emotional disorders; Foreign police training; Offenders with Intellectual or Developmental Disabilities; Persons with cognitive disabilities; Persons with physical disabilities; Police attitudes; Police community relations; Police education; Police training for persons with disabilities
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