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dc.contributor.authorHoffmann, Gabien_US
dc.contributor.authorMazerolle, Paulen_US
dc.contributor.editorLawrence Travis IIIen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-04-24T11:14:15Z
dc.date.available2017-04-24T11:14:15Z
dc.date.issued2005en_US
dc.date.modified2009-11-03T05:20:59Z
dc.identifier.issn1363951Xen_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1108/13639510510614591en_AU
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/15332
dc.description.abstractPurpose - Police high-speed pursuits present a difficult area for police managers and policy makers because of the important need to balance public safety with the mandate to enforce laws. The issue of police pursuits has been relatively under-researched in Australia. The overall purpose of the paper is to provide a descriptive analysis of the characteristics surrounding police pursuits in Queensland, Australia. Design/methodology/approach - Considers recent events involving high speed pursuit-related fatal accidents and research into police pursuits which has illuminated clearly the significant risks for both community and police organisations associated with pursuits. Uses data collected in Queensland over a five-year period. Findings - The results show that approximately 630 pursuits occur per year in Queensland across the study period, and that half of all pursuits are initiated for traffic offences while an additional quarter are initiated for stolen cars. A total of 29 per cent of pursuits involved a collision, 11 per cent resulted in some sort of injury, and 11 people were killed during the five-year study period. In relation to an issue that appears to justify the initiation of some police pursuits - that fleeing drivers provide opportunities for police to apprehend serious offenders - examination of the charges data against the fleeing driver showed that very few apprehended drivers were charged with crimes more serious than what was known at the time the pursuit was initiated. Originality/value - The findings in this study illuminate the importance of adopting more restrictive police pursuit policies.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_AU
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherEmeralden_US
dc.publisher.placeUKen_US
dc.publisher.urihttp://www.emeraldinsight.com/info/journals/pijpsm/pijpsm.jspen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom530en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto545en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue3en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalPolicing: An International Journal of Police Strategies and Managementen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume28en_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_AU
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode390403en_US
dc.titlePolice pursuits in Queensland: Research, review and reformen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.date.issued2005
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text


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