Alan B. McGuire, Ph.D. and Gary R. Bond, Ph.D.
The aim of this study was to assess the degree to which experts agreement on the importance and perceived implementation of the critical elements of CIT.
Amy C. Watson, Melissa Schaefer Morabito, Jeffrey Draine, Victor Ottati
A review of the literature on CIT, outlining community level factors likely to influence implementation and effectiveness of CIT
Randy Borum, Psy.D.*, Martha Williams Deane, M.A., Henry J. Steadman, Ph.D.,and Joseph Morrissey, Ph.D.
..."Calls involving mentally ill people in crisis appear to be frequent and are perceived by most of the officers to pose a significant problem for the department; however, most officers reported feeling well prepared to handle these calls. Generally, officers from the jurisdiction with a specialized team of officers rated their program as being highly effective in meeting the needs of mentally ill people in crisis, keeping mentally ill people out of jail, minimizing the amount of time officers spend on these calls, and maintaining community safety..."
Assessment of how training affects changes in officers’ perceptions of persons with mental illness as well as perceptions of police and the mental health system’s preparedness in addressing their needs. Officers’ confidence in their ability to handle calls involving people with mental illness in crisis increased most over time.
Kent State University Research Briefing 3
"In this study, we assessed the effects of participating in two diversion programs on the amount of services received and the level of stigma individuals felt. We also assessed the effects of services received and stigma on such long-term consequences as quality of life, depression, and subsequent encounters with the police."
Kent State University Research Briefing 2
The main objectives of this research are to determine if, how, and for whom these programs work
Kent State University Research Briefing 1
This study examined police dispatch data prior to and after implementation of a CIT program to assess the effect of training on officers’ dispositions of calls.
This study tested the hypotheses that CIT-trained officers would select a lower level of force, identify nonphysical actions as more effective, and perceive physical force as less effective in an escalating psychiatric crisis, compared with non–CIT-trained officers.
Implementing a Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) Police Presence in a Large International Airport Setting
Joanne A. McGriff, Beth Broussard,
Berivan N. Demir Neubert, Nancy J. Thompson,
and Michael T. Compton
Groups discussed special issues pertaining to the implementation of CIT in the airport setting
Reuland, Schwarzfeld & Draper
A Guide to Research Informed Policy and Practice
This guide summarizes the available research encounters with people with mental illnesses and strategies to improve these interactions.
Preliminary Evidence of Effects of CIT Training on Self-Efficacy and Social Distance
Masuma Bahora, Sonya Hanafi, Victoria H. chien and Michael T. Compton
This study had two main objectives: (1) To assess perceptions of self-efficacy and desired social distance of control officers and officers entering CIT training with regard to individuals with psychiatric syndromes (depression and schizophrenia) and individuals with substance dependence (alcohol and cocaine), and (2) To examine the effects, if any, of CIT training on self-efficacy and social distance.