Title

Educating for vulnerability

Document Type

Book Chapter

Publication Details

Bartkowiak-Theron, I. & Layton, C. (2012). Educating for vulnerability. In I. Bartkowiak-Theron & N. L. Asquith (Eds.), Policing Vulnerability (pp. 47-63). Sydney: Federation Press.

Abstract

Educating police about vulnerability is a complex process, with harm minimisation essential for non-police and police alike, and against a background of longstanding stereotypes. Reiner (1998) suggests that police see vulnerabilities in others by way of social distinctions, including "police property" (scum, radicals, gays); "rubbish" (domestics); and "disarmers" (worthy victims), and see themselves as "macho"; that is, without vulnerability. It is probable that past police education has contributed to these stereotypes.

RIS ID

52011

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