Police interaction with vulnerable victims

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Police are usually the first point of contact victims have within the Criminal Justice System (CJS), and that interaction may determine whether the victim will proceed to an investigation or elect to only report and leave the CJS. The significance of the victim leaving the CJSis that no one is held to account for the crime, there is no closure for the victim, and there is little deterrent effect for future perpetrators. Thisis the reason that a strong and trusting relationship between police and the wider community is fundamental to public safety and order andthat this bond endures, allowing police to carry out their function with public consent.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAustralian policing
Subtitle of host publicationCritical issues in 21st century police practice
EditorsPhilip Birch, Michael Kennedy, Erin Kruger
Place of PublicationLondon
Number of pages15
ISBN (Electronic)9781003028918
ISBN (Print)9780367464677, 9780367464660
Publication statusPublished - 2021


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