The Inherent Risks to Police Custodial Officers Resulting From Ineffective Inmate Risk Assessment.
||27 September 2019
||11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
||Online via Zoom
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The importance of properly assessing prisoners for police custody is vital in the prevention of deaths and serious illness of those prisoners. The said assessment can also bring to the forefront problems those prisoners conditions may bring to the custodial suite where custodial staff may be dramatically affected by prisoner - officer interactions. The research proposed will first of all look at the way in which assessments are conducted in Queensland Police Watchhouse, how effective they are in highlighting issues and can they be completed in a better way. The research will further look at mitigation strategies for those issues including, for custodial staff, in the area of developing coping mechanisms on a psychological level. The research will conclude by identifying gaps in any skills that custodial staff require and what training regime may best suite to fill that need