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Police as public health interventionists


Asquith, NL and Bartkowiak-Theron, I, Police as public health interventionists, Policing encounters with vulnerability, Palgrave Macmillan, NL Asquith, I Bartkowiak-Theron, and KA Roberts (ed), United Kingdom, pp. 145-171. ISBN 9783319512273 (2017) [Research Book Chapter]

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DOI: doi:10.1007/978-3-319-51228-0_7


Over the last 20 years, there has been a significant development of collaborations that seek to address the common concerns raised by law enforcement and health. Medical and health practitioners have been integral criminal justice allies since the inception of modern policing. Contemporary risk assessment in policing (especially in relation to custody) is unimaginable without practice agreements between health and law enforcement. In this chapter, we reconsider the links between health—particularly, public health—and policing in the context of vulnerability.

Item Details

Item Type:Research Book Chapter
Keywords:policing, vulnerability, law enforcement, public health
Research Division: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
UTAS Author:Asquith, NL (Professor Nicole Asquith)
UTAS Author:Bartkowiak-Theron, I (Dr Isabelle Bartkowiak-Theron)
ID Code:117010
Year Published:2017
Deposited By:Office of the School of Social Sciences
Deposited On:2017-05-29
Last Modified:2020-08-25

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