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Vulnerability as a Contemporary Challenge for Policing


Bartkowiak-Theron, I and Asquith, N and Roberts, K, Vulnerability as a Contemporary Challenge for Policing, Policing Encounters with Vulnerability, Palgrave Macmillan, NL Asquith, I Bartkowiak-Theron and KA Roberts (ed), United Kingdom, pp. 1-24. ISBN 978-3-319-51227-3 (2017) [Research Book Chapter]

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DOI: doi:10.1007/978-3-319-51228-0_1


Vulnerability is becoming an increasing concern in policy and legislation and as a focus for action in policing and criminal justice practice. Yet, concerns about the over-representation of vulnerable people in the criminal justice system are not new, with literature on the topic spanning more than five decades. What has come to the fore more recently, though, is a renewed conceptualisation and understanding of what vulnerability is when applied across disciplinary practices. Greater efforts at the operationalisation of vulnerability by practitioners in policing, justice and other areas of government have also expanded the reach of this organising concept.

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Item Type:Research Book Chapter
Keywords:police, policing, law enforcement, vulnerability, vulnerable people
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 (Dr Isabelle Bartkowiak-Theron)
UTAS Author:Asquith, N (Professor Nicole Asquith)
UTAS Author:Roberts, K (Professor Karl Roberts)
ID Code:116903
Year Published:2017
Deposited By:Office of the School of Social Sciences
Deposited On:2017-05-24
Last Modified:2018-09-14

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