Policing Pandemics

Police Preparedness, Public Health and Biosecurity

Author: Karl Roberts

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

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Category: Social Science

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This book explores the role of police in public health emergencies such as pandemics. Modern policing has become increasingly complex with police officers required to respond to a wide variety of emergencies and other potentially dangerous situations, where well-designed and executed police responses can mitigate fatalities and economic damage. It provides an overview for non-specialists of the nature and characteristics of different pandemics like COVID-19 as well as diseases with pandemic potential, biological weapons and agroterrorism. It discusses the police responses to them and the challenges presented by them. It covers topics including: different police responses to naturally occurring and deliberate events, the police role in the governance of biological research, the role of leaders and leadership in responding to pandemics, impacts on first responder wellness and workforce capability, and police capacity and capability from a global perspective. It offers advice on effective engagement between law enforcement and other professionals and agencies, with case studies designed to highlight best practices in pandemic preparedness and the various challenges identified. It speaks to a wide market of academics, health organisations, governments and NGOs.

Implementing Evidence Based Research

A How-to Guide for Police Organizations

Author: Huey, Laura

Publisher: Policy Press

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Category: Social Science

Page: 184

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When it comes to adopting evidence-based approaches, does the size of an organization really matter? This practical guide brings leading police and sociology experts together to demonstrate how police forces of all sizes can successfully embed evidence-based methods by using their strengths and limitations to their advantage. Drawing on experiences of policing in North America, it proposes new ways of strategizing and harnessing the talents of ‘change champions’. Building on the authors’ widely adopted first book on evidence-based policing, this is essential reading for practitioners, aspiring leaders, students and policy-makers.

Policing the Pandemic

How Public Health Becomes Public Order

Author: Fatsis, Lambros

Publisher: Policy Press

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Category: Social Science

Page: 160

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The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the inadequacies of the state’s response to public health and public order issues through deeply flawed legislation. Written in the context of the #Blacklivesmatter protests, this book explores why law enforcement responses to a public health emergency are prioritised over welfare provision and what this tells us about the state’s criminal justice institutions. Informing scholarly, civic and activist thinking on the political nature of policing, it reveals how increasing police powers disproportionately affects Black people and suggests alternative ways of designing public safety beyond a law enforcement context.

Law Enforcement and Public Health

Partners for Community Safety and Wellbeing

Author: Isabelle Bartkowiak-Théron

Publisher: Springer Nature

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Category: Electronic books

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The expanding remit of policing as a fundamental part of the public health continuum is increasingly acknowledged on the international scene. Similarly the growing role of health professionals as brokers of public safety means that the need for scholarly resources for developing knowledge and broadening theoretical positioning and questioning is becoming urgent and crucial. The fields of law enforcement and public health are beginning to understand the inextricable links between public safety and public health and the need to shift policies and practices towards more integrated practices. This book comes as a first, an utterly timely scholarly collection that brings together the views of multidisciplinary commentators on a wide range of issues and disciplines within the law enforcement and public health (LEPH) arena. The book addresses the more conceptual aspects of the relationship as well as more applied fields of collaboration, and the authors describe and analyze a range of service delivery examples taken from real-life instances of partnerships in action. Among the topics covered: Defund, Dismantle or Define Law Enforcement, Public Health, and Vulnerability Law Enforcement and Mental Health: The Missing Middle The Challenges of Sustaining Partnerships and the Diversification of Cultures Using Public Health Concepts and Metrics to Guide Policing Strategy and Practice Policing Pandemics Law Enforcement and Public Health: Partners for Community Safety and Wellbeing is essential reading for a wide array of professions and areas of expertise in the intersectoral field of LEPH. It is an indispensable resource for public health and law enforcement specialists (practitioners, educators, scholars, and researchers) and training programs across the world, as well as individuals interested in developing their knowledge and capacity to respond to complex LEPH issues in the field, including public prosecutors, coroners, and the judiciary. The text also can be used for undergraduate and postgraduate university policing, criminology, sociology, psychology, social work, public health, and medicine programs.

Pandemic Police Power, Public Health and the Abolition Question

Author: Tryon P. Woods

Publisher: Springer Nature

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Category: COVID-19 Pandemic, 2020-

Page: 284

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This book critically explores how police power manifested beyond criminal law into the field of public health during the pandemic. Whilst people were engaged with anti-police violence protests, particularly in the US, they were being policed openly and notoriously by the government and medical science in the public health arena. The book explores how public health policing might be an abuse of constitutional power and encourages the abolition question to be applied consistently to the states discourse in the area of public health, as black people the world over continue to bear a disproportionate cost burden for public health policies. The chapters explore contemporary policing in terms of the historical context of slavery, the growth of the police and prison abolition movement and how this should be applied more widely, and how police power operates throughout society beyond the criminal justice system, in finance, technology, housing, education, and in medicine and health science. It seeks to re-examine our relationship to health sovereignty and the police power more fundamentally. It provides insights into the convergence of policing and social control of humans and argues that the most normative response is abolition. Tryon P. Woods is Associate Professor of Crime and Justice Studies at the University of Massachusetts, USA, and Special Lecturer in Black Studies at Providence College, USA. Dr. Woods has worked with community-based organizations in New York City, Seattle, and Oakland on HIV/AIDS prevention, supportive housing for drug users, and police accountability. He is the author of Blackhood Against the Police Power: Punishment and Disavowal in the "Post-Racial" Era (Michigan State 2019); co-author of the forthcoming Ex Aqua in the Mediterranean: Excavating Black Power in the Migrant Question (Manchester UP); and co-editor of Conceptual Aphasia in Black: Displacing Racial Formation (Lexington 2016) and On Marronage: Ethical Confrontations with Antiblackness (Africa World Press, 2015).

Policing the Pandemic

How Public Health Becomes Public Order

Author: Lambros Fatsis

Publisher: Policy Press

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Category: Black lives matter movement

Page: 148

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Written in the context of the #Blacklivesmatter protests, this book explores why law enforcement responses to a public health emergency are prioritised over welfare provision and what this tells us about the state's criminal justice institutions.

We Still Here

Pandemic, Policing, Protest and Possibility

Author: Marc Lamont Hill

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Category: Social Science

Page: 128

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In the midst of loss and death and suffering, our charge is to figure out what freedom really means--and how we take steps to get there. "In the United States, being poor and Black makes you more likely to get sick. Being poor, Black, and sick makes you more likely to die. Your proximity to death makes you disposable." The uprising of 2020 marked a new phase in the unfolding Movement for Black Lives. The brutal killings of Ahmaud Arbery, George Floyd, and Breonna Taylor, and countless other injustices large and small, were the match that lit the spark of the largest protest movement in US history, a historic uprising against racism and the politics of disposability that the Covid-19 pandemic lays bare. In this urgent and incisive collection of new interviews bookended by two new essays, Marc Lamont Hill critically examines the "pre-existing conditions" that have led us to this moment of crisis and upheaval, guiding us through both the perils and possibilities, and helping us imagine an abolitionist future.

Policing Domestic Abuse

Risk, Policy, and Practice

Author: Katy Barrow-Grint

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

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Category: Social Science

Page: 148

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This book is dedicated to improving the practice of the policing of domestic abuse. Its objective is to help inform those working in policing about the dynamics of how domestic abuse occurs, how best to respond to and investigate it, and in the longer term how to prevent it. Divided into thematic areas, the book uses recent research findings to update some of the theoretical analysis and to highlight areas of good practice: ‘what works and why’. An effective investigation and the prosecution of offenders are considered, as well as an evaluation of the success of current treatment options. Policing domestic abuse can only be dealt with through an effective partnership response. The responsibilities of each agency and the statutory processes in place when policy is not adhered to are outlined. Core content includes: A critique of definitions and theoretical approaches to domestic abuse, including coverage of the myths surrounding domestic abuse and their impact on policing. An exploration on the challenges of collecting data on domestic abuse, looking at police data and the role of health and victim support services. A critical review of different forms of abuse, different perpetrators and victims, and risk assessment tools used by the police. A critical examination of the law relating to domestic abuse; how police resources are deployed to respond to and manage it; and best practice in investigation, gathering evidence, and prosecution Key perspectives on preventing domestic abuse, protecting victims, and reducing harm. Written with the student and budding practitioner in mind, this book is filled with case studies, current research, reports, and media examples, as well as a variety of reflective questions and a glossary of key terms, to help shed light on the challenges of policing domestic violence and the links between academic research and best practice.

Policing a Pandemic

Author: Colin Tibberton

Publisher: Independently Published

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Page: 62

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A brief look at UK policing and pressures faced by law enforcement during the COVID 19 pandemic.