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Embodying youthful vulnerabilities and policing public spaces


Dwyer, AE, Embodying youthful vulnerabilities and policing public spaces, Policing encounters with vulnerability, Palgrave Macmillan, NL Asquith, I Bartkowiak-Theron and KA Roberts (ed), United Kingdom ISBN 978-3-319-51227-3 (2017) [Research Book Chapter]

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DOI: doi:10.1007/978-3-319-51228-0


© The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2017. All rights reserved. This edited collection brings together scholars and practitioners to consider the ways in which policing organisations approach vulnerability and the strategies they develop to reduce victims, offenders and police officers' susceptibility to increased harm. Based on their work with policing services, the public criminologists and critical policing scholars collected together in this edited volume consider vulnerability in terms of people, processes, and institutional practices. While more attention is being paid to some experiences of vulnerability - particularly at the later stages of the criminal justice process - this collection will be the first to focus on the specific issues faced by policing services as the front end of criminal justice. The case studies of vulnerability in each chapter offer the reader new insights into the operational concerns in working with vulnerable people (including vulnerable police officers). This collection is ideally suited for scholars of applied criminal justice studies (including policing studies), police recruits and officers in training, and policing practitioners such as policy and program development officers.

Item Details

Item Type:Research Book Chapter
Keywords:young people, police, public space, vulnerability, embodiment, body
Research Division:Studies in Human Society
Research Group:Criminology
Research Field:Police Administration, Procedures and Practice
Objective Division:Law, Politics and Community Services
Objective Group:Justice and the Law
Objective Field:Law Enforcement
Author:Dwyer, AE (Dr Angela Dwyer)
ID Code:114466
Year Published:2017
Deposited By:Office of the School of Social Sciences
Deposited On:2017-02-15
Last Modified:2017-07-11

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