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Policing and mental illness in England and Wales post Bradley

Cummins, ID



The Bradley Review (2009) is a major analysis of the treatment of people with mental problems and
learning disabilities within the Criminal Justice System (CJS). The legal system and penal policy in UK and similar legaljurisdictions do not regard offenders with mental health problems as a distinct group. However, within the CJS, thefact that an individual has a mental health problem can be taken into account in key decisions such as arrest, charging,entering a plea, and sentencing. This article will examine the legal powers that police officers have in England andWales in this area. It will then go to examine the implication of this role for police training


Cummins, I. (2012). Policing and mental illness in England and Wales post Bradley. Policing, 6(4), 365-376.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Jun 27, 2012
Deposit Date Jun 27, 2012
Journal Policing: A Journal of Policy and Practice
Print ISSN 1752-4512
Publisher Oxford University Press
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 6
Issue 4
Pages 365-376
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