Análisis del conocimiento de las fuerzas y cuerpos de seguridad en España del síndrome del delirio agitado. Propuesta de directrices para protocolos

This article aims to analyze the knowledge of the Law Enforcement in Spain about the excited delirium syndrome and the deaths in custody of subjects who suffer it. It has been demonstrated that police protocols do not adequately address this phenomenon, and therefore, officers are unaware of h...

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Main Author: Martín Ayuso, David
Format: Article
Language:Spanish
Published: 2022
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Online Access:https://dialnet.unirioja.es/servlet/oaiart?codigo=8333106
Source:Archivos de Criminología, Seguridad Privada y Criminalística, ISSN 2007-2023, Nº 28, 2022, pags. 91-109
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Summary: This article aims to analyze the knowledge of the Law Enforcement in Spain about the excited delirium syndrome and the deaths in custody of subjects who suffer it. It has been demonstrated that police protocols do not adequately address this phenomenon, and therefore, officers are unaware of how to deal with these situations. A mixed methodology was used: a survey with sample n = 1291 and a review of police protocols. The results obtained show that 717 (55.5%) of the respondents are unaware of the excited delirium syndrome. Only 274 (21.2%) know of the existence of protocols for the restrain of violent or agitated people in their Agencies. The protocols analyzed are those of the Policía Nacional, Guardia Civil, Ertzaintza, Policía Foral de Navarra and Mossos d´EsquadraGuardia Urbana de Barcelona. Propososal of guidelines for police protocols is made.