Conversations, Special Edition 1: Police Confrontations with the Mentally Ill

By Dr. Gerald Sweet July 25, 2016

President Covino with Dr. Gerald Sweet, a forensic and police psychologist, discussing the recent police confrontations with the Mentally Ill and ways we can improve and avoid these tragic scenarios.

The Boston Globe’s Spotlight team has investigated the mental health system in Massachusetts, and recently illustrated the tragic story line that plays out when police are held responsible for the management of mentally ill people—a role for which they are not properly trained. President Covino chats with Dr. Gerald Sweet, a forensic and police psychologist and faculty member here at William James College, in this Special Edition Podcast, about ways we can improve and avoid these tragic scenarios. 

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