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Policing Encounters with Vulnerability

Palgrave Macmillan

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  • Explores the issues raised by vulnerability in the policing process

  • Suggests how vulnerability can be minimised by placing the it at the forefront of all criminal justice processes

  • Features case studies in every chapter, covering topics such as youth vulnerability, shootings, and female genital mutilation

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Table of contents (11 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xiii
  2. Vulnerability as a Contemporary Challenge for Policing

    • Isabelle Bartkowiak-Théron, Nicole L Asquith, Karl A Roberts
    Pages 1-24
  3. Conceptualising Policing Encounters with Vulnerability

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 25-25
  4. Institutional Practices of Policing Encounters with Vulnerability

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 87-87
    2. A Federation of Clutter: The Bourgeoning Language of Vulnerability in Australian Policing Policies

      • Loene M Howes, Isabelle Bartkowiak-Théron, Nicole L Asquith
      Pages 89-117
    3. Police as Public Health Interventionists

      • Nicole L Asquith, Isabelle Bartkowiak-Théron
      Pages 145-171
  5. Back Matter

    Pages 263-273

About this book

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.

Keywords

  • policy
  • victims
  • offenders
  • policing
  • hate crime
  • sex abuse
  • female genital mutilation
  • Witnesses
  • Law Enforcement
  • Investigative skills

Editors and Affiliations

  • Western Sydney University , Penrith, Australia

    Nicole L Asquith

  • Tasmanian Institute of Law Enforcement Studies, University of Tasmania, Hobart, Australia

    Isabelle Bartkowiak-Théron

  • University of Western Sydney , Penrith, Australia

    Karl A Roberts

About the editors

Nicole L Asquith is the Associate Professor of Policing and Criminal Justice at Western Sydney University, Australia.

Dr Isabelle Bartkowiak-Théron is a Senior Lecturer and Discipline Coordinator of Police Studies in the School of Social Sciences, University of Tasmania, Australia.

Karl Roberts is a forensic psychologist and is Professor and Chair of Policing and Criminal Justice at The University of Western Sydney, Australia.

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Buying options

eBook
USD 89.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-3-319-51228-0
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book
USD 119.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book
USD 169.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)