Characteristics of a bureaucracy -
- Division of labour
- Technical competence
- 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
- to policing.
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?
- Police presence
- Community support
- Diffuse Situations
According to white, what key concepts influence interaction with young people?
- Social background
- 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??
- Physically imparied
- Aboriginal or torres straight islander (ATSI)
- Non english speaking background (NESB)
- Intellectually impaired
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
- Later onset
- 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 ..
- Committed/Committing offence
- 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