ERIC Number: ED114744
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Family Crisis Intervention: From Concept to Implementation. National Institute of Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice Monograph.
One of the most hazardous assignments police officers face is dealing with family quarrels and disturbances. In 1972, 13 percent of all policemen killed in the line of duty died while responding to disturbance complaints. Despite these dangers, techniques for dealing with such crises are rarely included in police recruit and inservice training programs. The feasibility of training police as specialists in family crisis intervention was first tested by the Office of Law Enforcement Assistance in 1967. The National Institute of Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice believes that crisis intervention training can enhance police safety and make police service more responsive to community needs. The institute has prepared this monograph to explain the concept underlying the training and to discuss some guidelines and problems in organizing a training program. (Author/HMV)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Inst. of Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice (Dept. of Justice/LEAA), Washington, DC.