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dc.contributor.authorAllard, Troyen_US
dc.contributor.authorPrenzler, Timothyen_US
dc.contributor.editorMahesh Nallaen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-04-24T11:15:04Z
dc.date.available2017-04-24T11:15:04Z
dc.date.issued2009en_US
dc.date.modified2010-10-18T06:11:19Z
dc.identifier.issn01924036en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/27745
dc.description.abstractThis paper summarises the dimensions and immediate causes of officer deaths on-duty in Australia from the establishment of police forces in the 19th Century to 2007. Official police records were used to identify the year and the immediate circumstances of deaths. The results strongly support an emerging international knowledge base about police deaths: that up to three-quarters are "accidental" and as few as one quarter the result of an attack by an offender; that the very large majority of accidents involve motor vehicles; that in the post World War Two period officer fatalities have been declining as a proportion of police numbers as a result of improvements in procedures and technology; and that further reductions are obtainable through stricter application of a wider range of prevention strategies. The paper concludes by mapping out some key strategies, including curtailing speeding in police vehicles; keeping police off the road at vehicle stops and roadblocks; and better risk management procedures in raids, sieges, arrests and service of warrants.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_AU
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dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherMichigan State Universityen_US
dc.publisher.placeUnited Statesen_US
dc.publisher.urihttp://www.ijcacj.com/en_AU
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom61en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto82en_US
dc.relation.ispartofeditionSpringen_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue1en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalInternational Journal of Comparative and Applied Criminal Justiceen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume33en_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_AU
dc.subject.fieldofresearchLaw and Legal Studies not elsewhere classifieden_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode189999en_US
dc.titleA Summary Analysis of Police Deaths in Australia: Implications for Preventionen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.facultyArts, Education & Law Group, School of Criminology and Criminal Justiceen_US
gro.rights.copyrightCopyright 2009 Routledge. This is an electronic version of an article published in International Journal of Comparative and Applied Criminal Justice Volume 33, Issue 1, 2009, 61-82. International Journal of Comparative and Applied Criminal Justice is available online at: http://www.informaworld.com with the open URL of your article.en_AU
gro.date.issued2009
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