ERIC Number: EJ627984
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2001
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Police Reactions to Crimes Involving People with Mental Retardation: A Cross-Cultural Experimental Study.
McAfee, James K.; Cockram, Judith; Wolfe, Pamela S.
Education and Training in Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities, v36 n2 p160-71 Jun 2001
A study involving police officers in Western Australia (n=138) and Pennsylvania (n=168) revealed that officers responded differently to crimes involving persons with mental retardation. In some cases, police were more tolerant of the disability, in others they were less tolerant. Response patterns were not different for Australian and Pennsylvania police. (Contains references.) (Author/CR)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia; Pennsylvania