Psychopathology in police custody: The role of importation, deprivation and interaction models

Baksheev, Gennady N., Thomas, Stuart D.M. and Ogloff, James R.P. 2012, Psychopathology in police custody: The role of importation, deprivation and interaction models, International journal of forensic mental health, vol. 11, no. 1, pp. 24-32, doi: 10.1080/14999013.2012.667512.

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Title Psychopathology in police custody: The role of importation, deprivation and interaction models
Author(s) Baksheev, Gennady N.
Thomas, Stuart D.M.
Ogloff, James R.P.
Journal name International journal of forensic mental health
Volume number 11
Issue number 1
Start page 24
End page 32
Total pages 9
Publisher Routledge
Place of publication London, Eng.
Publication date 2012
ISSN 1932-9903
Keyword(s) psychopathology
importation model
deprivation model
interaction model
police custody
Summary People experiencing mental illness are over-represented among police cell detainees, however limited work has sought to investigate the occurrence of psychopathology in police custody. The present study sought to examine the predictive power of personal factors (e.g., history of psychiatric hospitalisation), situational factors (e.g., police cell conditions), and their interactive effects to explain the occurrence of psychopathology in police custody. A total of 150 detainees were recruited from two metropolitan police stations in Melbourne, Australia. Personal factors were significantly associated with psychiatric symptomatology, with situational factors and interaction terms yielding no association. Detainees with preexisting vulnerabilities and those unsatisfied with police cell conditions demonstrated the highest levels of psychopathology. While all detainees experience some difficulties in police cells, it is those with pre-existing vulnerabilities that suffer the most. This may be due to the exacerbation of vulnerabilities by police cell conditions. The implications of these findings for provision of health care services in police cells are discussed.
Language eng
DOI 10.1080/14999013.2012.667512
Field of Research 179999 Psychology and Cognitive Sciences not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 970117 Expanding Knowledge in Psychology and Cognitive Sciences
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
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