Training Police Officers to Handle Suicidal Persons

    Volume 24, Issue 1 (January 1979)

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    CODEN: JFSOAD

    Published Online: 1 January 1979

    Page Count: 7


    Cooke, G
    Chief forensic psychologist, Norristown State Hospital, Norristown, Pa.

    (Received 20 May 1978; accepted 11 July 1978)

    Abstract

    The Center for the Administration of Justice at Temple University in Philadelphia conducts training for persons attending the police academy. Part of the crisis intervention training includes dealing with a suicidal person. Didactic material is presented on depression and suicide. Class members are then taught the technique of reflection and practice briefly with each other. The technique is demonstrated by the instructor with an actor posing as a suicidal person. Finally, some members of the class get an opportunity to use the techniques with the actor. Feedback and suggestions are given by other class members and the instructor.


    Paper ID: JFS10813J

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS10813J

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