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Policing vulnerable people


Bartkowiak-Theron, IMF and Asquith, NL, Policing vulnerable people, Tasmanian Institute of Law Enforcement Studies Article 14. ISSN 1832-701X (2019) [Contribution to Refereed Journal]

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Vulnerable people, in their capacity as victims, witnesses or offenders, are involved in 75% of police interactions in most international jurisdictions. It is only natural, then, to assume that consideration of community membersí vulnerabilities in everyday police work dominates discussions of policing business and quality assurance. We turn our attention to current debates as to how police interact with vulnerable people, and to the policies and legislation that underpin these interactions. This paper outlines the major international paradigms that address the definitional nature of vulnerability, and discusses the ways in which applied policy discussions are relevant to police practice in the field. The authors reached out to scholars on policing vulnerability to contribute illustrative vignettes on the questioning and positioning of vulnerability at the centre of contemporary policing debates.

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Item Type:Contribution to Refereed Journal
Keywords:policing, vulnerability, vulnerable people, law enforcement
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:Bartkowiak-Theron, IMF (Associate Professor Isabelle Bartkowiak-Theron)
UTAS Author:Asquith, NL (Professor Nicole Asquith)
ID Code:134609
Year Published:2019
Deposited By:Office of the School of Social Sciences
Deposited On:2019-08-22
Last Modified:2021-02-18
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