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Conceptual and practice tensions in LEPH: public health approaches to policing and Police and public health collaborations

Bartkowiak-Theron, I ORCID: 0000-0003-0169-9071, Clover, J, Martin, D, Southby, R and Crofts, N 2022 , 'Conceptual and practice tensions in LEPH: public health approaches to policing and Police and public health collaborations', in I Bartkowiak-Theron and J Clover and D Martin and RF Southby and N Crofts (eds.), Law Enforcement and Public Health: Partners for Community Safety and Wellbeing , Springer Nature Switzerland AG, Switzerland, pp. 3-13.

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The intersections of law enforcement and public health cover a wide range of social and medical issues. Partnerships between police and health agencies are increasingly recognised as critically important, and have a long history in practice, with an evolving history of collaborations. Regardless of whether such collaborations have worked or not, this cross-sectoral approach to complex social issues is often inadequately recognized and understood: law enforcement and public health agencies have traditionally seen their roles separately despite the interdependencies between the two fields. There is now much evidence that such polarisation is erroneous. This introduction outlines the rationale and structure of the first edited collection on Law Enforcement and Public Health, and introduces a number of complexities (here, taken as opportunities) to grow a field of research and practice that can benefit societies holistically, and for government initiatives to ensure the safety and well-being of their populations.

Item Type: Book Section
Authors/Creators:Bartkowiak-Theron, I and Clover, J and Martin, D and Southby, R and Crofts, N
Keywords: law enforcement, public health, partnerships
Publisher: Springer Nature Switzerland AG
DOI / ID Number: 10.1007/978-3-030-83913-0_1
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