Removing Disabling Barriers in Policing: Dyslexia and Literacy Difficulties in the Police Service

Macdonald, Stephen J and Cosgrove, Faye (2019) Removing Disabling Barriers in Policing: Dyslexia and Literacy Difficulties in the Police Service. THE POLICE JOURNAL: THEORY, PRACTICE AND PRINCIPLES, 92. ISSN 0032-258X

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Abstract

The aim of this article is to explore the impact of dyslexia, undiagnosed dyslexia and literacy difficulties on police officers/civilian employees. The study employs a social model approach which advocates that problems associated with dyslexia are not due to an impairment effect but can be attributed to a lack of reasonable adjustment due to disabling environmental barriers (Macdonald 2009). The methodology applies a quantitative approach that analyses the impact that dyslexia / literacy difficulties have on policing. The authors suggest that with minor adjustments to working environments, police organisations can foster an inclusive rather than exclusive occupational environment (Hill 2013).

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Social Sciences > Criminology
Divisions: Faculty of Education and Society
Faculty of Education and Society > School of Social Sciences
Depositing User: Stephen Macdonald
Date Deposited: 02 May 2019 08:44
Last Modified: 16 Jan 2020 10:12
URI: http://sure.sunderland.ac.uk/id/eprint/10716
ORCID for Stephen J Macdonald: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0003-4409-9535

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