Learning Objectives

  • Examine how increased levels of stress may contribute to police officer suicide.
  • Explain why some people want to defund the police.
  • Describe the additional training police officers need to identify cases of elder abuse as the population of people 65 years and older grows in the United States.
  • Explain how the criminalization of people with mental illness contributes to the increased interactions between the police and people with mental illness (PWMI).
  • Identify some of the reasons why police officers feel ill-equipped to help people experiencing homelessness they encounter while on duty.
  • Summarize the history of involvement of local police departments in the enforcement of immigration laws in the United States.