‘Sorry, I’m Dead, it’s Too Late Now’: Barriers Faced by D/deaf Citizens When Accessing Police Services

LUMSDEN, Karen and BLACK, Alexandra (2020). ‘Sorry, I’m Dead, it’s Too Late Now’: Barriers Faced by D/deaf Citizens When Accessing Police Services. Disability and Society.

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    Abstract

    Police organisations have been slow with regards to the integration of services which are accessible and responsive to the needs of D/deaf citizens. This qualitative study explored the barriers which D/deaf citizens face when accessing police. It considered the impact of police initiatives designed to widen the avenues through which D/deaf people can contact them including information and communication technologies (i.e. Emergency SMS Text Services and Video Relay Services) and interpreters. The study involved focus groups with D/deaf citizens, interviews with police officers, and a review of police practices in England. The findings focus on cultural, technological and interactional barriers, and demonstrate that despite indications that members of this community are likely to be vulnerable in terms of victimisation, current policies, procedures and training do not address access requirements.

    Item Type: Article
    Uncontrolled Keywords: 1303 Specialist Studies in Education; 1607 Social Work; 1608 Sociology; Rehabilitation
    Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1080/09687599.2020.1829555
    SWORD Depositor: Symplectic Elements
    Depositing User: Symplectic Elements
    Date Deposited: 22 Sep 2020 10:17
    Last Modified: 28 Sep 2020 14:45
    URI: http://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/27284

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