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The SAGE Handbook of Global Policing examines and critically retraces the field of policing studies by posing and exploring a series of fundamental questions to do with the concept and institutions of policing and their relation to social and political life in today's globalized world. The volume is structured in the following four parts: Part One: Lenses Part Two: Social and Political Order Part Three: Legacies Part Four: Problems and Problematics. By bringing new lines of vision and new voices to the social analysis of policing, and by clearly demonstrating why policing matters, the Handbook will be an essential tool for anyone in the field.
Chapter 34: Complex Needs in Policing: Training, Responsibility and Contestation in Late Neoliberalism
Policing is an enterprise in which officers frequently encounter individuals in crisis. However, the discussion of crisis encounters has more recently focused on increasingly sustained contact with a specific group of individuals with mental illness and/or cognitive impairment. While these individuals may represent a relatively low number of serious crimes, these same individuals are disproportionately represented in carceral settings. This chapter discusses challenges police officers face in working with people who have complex needs and the training strategies used to address these frontline challenges. Included in the discussion are some of the broader socio-political contexts and subjectivities that inform frontline encounters. This ...