Discussion Questions

  1. Discuss the impact of collateral consequences on people.
  2. Police remain the gateway to the criminal justice system in the United States, and there has been much discussions about the arrest, detention, and incarceration of individuals with mental illness. What are some ways that social workers can work with police departments so that they can learn de-escalation tactic and intervene appropriately?
  3. Discuss the over-policing prevalent in the United States, especially with the use of the broken windows theory, and suggest ways for police to devise new ways and create partnerships and collaborations with community members.
  4. Why do you think police use of force against people of color may be on the increase?