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The current nature of police officer fatalities in Australia and opportunities for prevention

Hine, Kelly; Carey, Samantha


Policing is considered one of the most dangerous and stressful occupations. The role and duties of officers mean that they are more likely to encounter not only accidents, but also assaults. Furthermore, the physical demands and occupational stresses of the job mean that officers are at risk of medical conditions that cause strain on the body such as heart attacks. This paper examines the current nature of police officer fatalities in Australia. In turn, this paper aims to identify strategies...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2020
Type: Journal article
Source: Current Issues in Criminal Justice
DOI: 10.1080/10345329.2020.1784502


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