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Law Enforcement and Public Health: Partners for Community Safety and Wellbeing


Bartkowiak-Theron, I and Clover, J and Martin, D and Southby, RF and Crofts, N, Law Enforcement and Public Health: Partners for Community Safety and Wellbeing, Springer Nature Switzerland AG, Switzerland, pp. 270. ISBN 9783030839123 (2022) [Edited Book]

DOI: doi:10.1007/978-3-030-83913-0


About this book

The expanding remit of policing as a fundamental part of the public health continuum is increasingly acknowledged on the international scene. Similarly the growing role of health professionals as brokers of public safety means that the need for scholarly resources for developing knowledge and broadening theoretical positioning and questioning is becoming urgent and crucial. The fields of law enforcement and public health are beginning to understand the inextricable links between public safety and public health and the need to shift policies and practices towards more integrated practices. This book comes as a first, an utterly timely scholarly collection that brings together the views of multidisciplinary commentators on a wide range of issues and disciplines within the law enforcement and public health (LEPH) arena. The book addresses the more conceptual aspects of the relationship as well as more applied fields of collaboration, and the authors describe and analyze a range of service delivery examples taken from real-life instances of partnerships in action. Among the topics covered:

.​Defund, Dismantle or Define

.Law Enforcement, Public Health, and Vulnerability

.Law Enforcement and Mental Health: The Missing Middle

.The Challenges of Sustaining Partnerships and the Diversification of Cultures

.Using Public Health Concepts and Metrics to Guide Policing Strategy and Practice

.Policing Pandemics

Law Enforcement and Public Health: Partners for Community Safety and Wellbeing is essential reading for a wide array of professions and areas of expertise in the intersectoral field of LEPH. It is an indispensable resource for public health and law enforcement specialists (practitioners, educators, scholars, and researchers) and training programs across the world, as well as individuals interested in developing their knowledge and capacity to respond to complex LEPH issues in the field, including public prosecutors, coroners, and the judiciary. The text also can be used for undergraduate and postgraduate university policing, criminology, sociology, psychology, social work, public health, and medicine programs.

Item Details

Item Type:Edited Book
Keywords:law enforcement, public health, partnerships
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, I (Associate Professor Isabelle Bartkowiak-Theron)
ID Code:145829
Year Published:2022
Deposited By:Office of the School of Social Sciences
Deposited On:2021-08-06
Last Modified:2022-03-07

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