Historical and conceptual issues: community voices

Dan Jurman, Denise Martin, Shelley Turner

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)peer-review


This chapter demonstrates the importance of thinking differently when approaching trauma and inequalities in any interaction that involves policing or health personnel with vulnerable individuals. Drawing on their experience as two practitioners who work extensively in the field of Law Enforcement and Public Health, the authors argue that we need to respond to multiple needs in collaborative ways. This means thinking differently and trying to appreciate the lived experience of vulnerable groups to effectively address long terms trauma and potentially challenging relationships. Through exploring experiences of working with communities to resolve trauma, Jurman outlines the potential for policy change, and Turner demonstrates the importance of adopting procedural justice, but more broadly thinking about new ways of communication as a critical way for police to engage effectively with young people. These contributions highlight the sophisticated dimension communication can take when it implies actual conversations where vulnerable people are allowed to express themes, and enter a space where they are actively heard and listened to.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLaw enforcement and public health
Subtitle of host publicationpartners for community safety and wellbeing
EditorsIsabelle Bartkowiak-Théron, James Clover, Denise Martin, Richard F. Southby, Nick Crofts
Place of PublicationCham
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9783030839130
ISBN (Print)9783030839123, 9783030839154
Publication statusPublished - 4 Mar 2022


  • Adverse childhood experiences (ACEs)
  • Language
  • Inequalities
  • Trauma
  • Procedural justice
  • Youth


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