Common Law Enforcement Encounters
IntroductionThroughout this unit, you will review the signs and symptoms for dementia and delirium. The unit specifically examines Alzheimer’s disease since this is the most
frequently encountered form of dementia for criminal justice professionals. It is also important for law enforcement professionals, first responders and other criminal
justice professionals to familiarize themselves with the signs and symptoms of delirium. Cases of excited delirium are on the rise and individuals who encounter people
suffering from this state will reach out to members of law enforcement for assistance in subduing the persons who are in the middle of an excited state. The encounters
are very dangerous and bring several challenges to law enforcement and other emergency responders.InstructionsPlease review the following videos:1. Experience 12 Minutes In Alzheimer’s Dementia (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.2. Police Found This Man With Alzheimer’s. What He Was Doing Will Bring You To Tears (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.3. Medical expert explains excited delirium diagnosis (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.4. Identifying and Dealing with Excited Delirium (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.
For this assignment, your instructor will assign you a category below.
Discussion QuestionsDraft a response to the questions below, involving your assigned category. Remember to use your textbook and another academic resource for your research.1. Summarize an incident involving an individual with Alzheimer’s or excited delirium who meets the criteria of the category to which you were assigned. 2. Identify the signs and symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease or delirium that a trained law enforcement professional or first responder may observe during the
initial interactions with the individual in the scenario.3. Describe the law enforcement response strategy utilized in this incident. Assess the effectiveness of the response strategy for working with your assigned
population.4. Propose two strategies that you believe would be effective in resolving similar incidents with individuals suffering from either Alzheimer’s or delirium (based
on your assigned category). Would these strategies reduce a chance of injuries to innocent bystanders as well as potential injuries to law enforcement officers?
Explain.5. Recommend either a one person or multi-person (two or more officers) response to Alzheimer’s or Excited Delirium calls for service. Justify your response.
Response Format• Support your answers with at least two credible sources. • Use in-text citations and a reference list in your responses using APA format.• Your response should demonstrate critical thinking. Write your answers in complete sentences and provide justification for your responses.• 1.5 pages. Due Oct 12.