JUST 7004 Vulnerability and Public Safety

Credit Points 10

Legacy Code 102418

Coordinator Nicole Asquith Opens in new window

Description This subject explores the concept of vulnerability and its implications for policing and public safety. Vulnerability will be defined and described and the challenges vulnerable populations present for policing and public safety will be discussed.

School Social Sciences

Discipline Police Studies

Student Contribution Band HECS Band 4 10cp

Level Postgraduate Coursework Level 7 subject

Co-requisite(s) JUST 7001 AND
POLI 7002


Students must be enrolled in 2761 Master of Business Administration and be completing the Policing and Public Safety major.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:

  1. Recognise different forms of vulnerability and the challenges they pose for policing and public safety
  2. Analyse policy applicable to the concept of vulnerability
  3. Critically evaluate policy and practice in the policing of vulnerable groups
  4. Develop policy and practice guidance applicable to policing or managing vulnerable populations

Subject Content

Defining vulnerability
Vulnerable victims and perpetrators of crime
Police responses to vulnerability
Best practice in policing with vulnerable populations
Policy and practice implications

Prescribed Texts

  • Bartkowiak-Th?ron I and Asquith NL (eds) (2012) Policing Vulnerability. Annandale, NSW: Federation Press.
  • Asquith NL, Bartkowiak-Th?ron I & Roberts, K (eds) Policing Encounters with Vulnerability, forthcoming.

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