Card Set Information
Vulnerability, white, weatherburn, mental illness and ATSI
Characteristics of a bureaucracy -
Division of labour
Segregation of ownership
Rules and procedures
Rights and properties of position
Hierarchy of authority
How does peels principles reflect on policing as it is today
Principles are great only on an idealistic level, less
relevant on practical application in modern day policing. The police force,
community, our multiculturalism has evolved and requires a more modern approach
What are the main causes of crime?
What are the 5 groups of people most exposed to police contact?
Intoxicated - drug effected
What are some law enforcement roles of police?
What are some peacekeeping roles of police?
According to white, what key concepts influence interaction with young people?
Constriciction of social space
Pressure on police
What is POLICE culture?
Reacurring traits and behaviours
Slow to change
Influenced by training, recruitment and community
Less developed coping mechanisms
More defenceless in the face of risk
Need assistence to function correctly
Who does LEPRA identify as vulnerable??
Aboriginal or torres straight islander (ATSI)
Non english speaking background (NESB)
Define someone with an intellectual disability
Born with or early onset
Low IQ <70
Support group is NSW social services
Define someone with a mental illness
IQ not effected
Support group is NSW health
Define someone with a mental disorder
Brought on by sudden impact or event
Will never be diagnosed as a mental illness
Explain S14 & S15 of the mental health act (MHA)
Police may provide care, treatment or support to someone suffering a M.I (s14) or M.D (S15) if they are
A) harming themselves
B) harming others
with no intent
Explain S16 of the MHA
It's ok to be 'different'
Does not mean you suffer a M.I or M.D
Explain S19 of the MHA
Doctors ability to disclose diagnosis (SITREP from qualified doctor)
Explain S21 of the MHA
Power to assist (and power of entry) in taking the person to a mental health facility by endorsment / request from ambo
S22 of the MHA are your 'dentention' powers, explain this piece of legeslation.
Police may apprehend a person for the purpose of taking to a mental health facility if ..
Killing themselves, someone else or want to
Seriously injuring themselves, someone else or want to
Without a warrent and using all reasonable force if your believe it is in their best interest to proceed under this act.
What is S81 of the MHA??
Actual power to transport people to and from a mental health facility and to search person covered by the MHA
How does LEPRA identifiy someone as ATSI??
Identifiy themselves at ATSI
Accepted by the ATSI community
Member of the ATSI race of Australia
What procedures must a police officer follow when arresting an ATSI person?
Complete field arrest form
Call aboriginal legal services
Ask if they require a support person (ACLO)
Record who you speak to (Time and date)
What is an ACLO and what is their role?
Aboriginal community liason officer
link between ATSI and police
Provide education to police
Victim offender support
Develop cultural understanding
S20 Mental Health Act
Ambulance version of S22 - Ambulance officer can detain someone suffering a MI or MD for purpose of transporting to a MHF.
Ambulance can request police assistance
Aid And Abet
To assist in and encourage the commision of an offence without participating in the offence itself. Only used for minor indictable and summary offences
Accessory before the fact -
A person who is at the crime scene and assists or encourages the offender
Principle in the first degree and principle in the second degree
First degree - Person who have committed the offence
Second Degree - Person who is present at a crime to assist or encourage the principal offender in the commision of the offence.
Acting in concert
The parties inteded and agreed to commit the carrying out of the offence