Towards Prevention: A Situational Study of Police Deaths on Duty in Queensland

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Title Towards Prevention: A Situational Study of Police Deaths on Duty in Queensland
Author Prenzler, Timothy James
Journal Name Current Issues in Criminal Justice
Editor Chris Cunneen
Year Published 2006
Place of publication Sydney
Publisher Institute of Criminology, University of Sydney
Abstract Research findings from a study of 45 police deaths on duty in the state of Queensland since 1950 are presented and this research identified situational variables that appear amenable to preventive efforts, with direct practical application in the development of protective measures for frontline officers. The findings show the need for an extremely cautious and meticulously planned approach by police to specific high-risk situations such as raids, sieges, roadblocks and vehicle pursuits, highlighting the importance of greater caution in more routine activities, such as speed detection, approaching stationary vehicles and driving to non-urgent calls for assistance.
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Copyright Statement Copyright 2006 jointly held by the Institute of Criminology and the author. This is the author-manuscript version of this paper. It is posted here with permission of the copyright owner for your personal use only. No further distribution permitted. Please refer to the journal's website for access to the definitive, published version.
Volume 18
Issue Number 1
Page from 147
Page to 164
ISSN 1034-5329
Date Accessioned 2007-02-22
Language en_AU
Research Centre ARC Centre of Excellence in Policing and Security
Faculty Faculty of Arts
Subject PRE2009-Police Administration, Procedures and Practice
Publication Type Journal Articles (Refereed Article)
Publication Type Code c1

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