• Želimir M. Kešetović Факултет безбедности Београд
  • Marija D. Blagojević Криминалистичко полицијска академија Београд


police, human rights, vulnerable social groups, discrimination


Members of ethnic and sexual minorities, people with disabilities, women, children and the oldest citizens are vulnerable social groups that are often subject of prejudice and discrimination. Instead being more protected by the police, those groups are often discriminated by the police that follow the patterns of discrimination that already exist in the society.

Relation between police and the vulnerable social groups in Serbia is analyzed on the basis od focus groups interviews that have been realized throug 13 round tables in regional police directorates, attended by representatives of the police and vulnerable groups.

Research findings suggest that police attitudes are slowly changing, while minority goups still feel police prejudices. Institutions in Serbia do not have appropriate strategy for dealing with vicitims of violence from the vulnerable groups. Besides that there are also certain legal problems and cultural stereotypes.


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How to Cite

Kešetović , Želimir M. ., & Blagojević, M. D. . (2012). POLICE AND VULNERABLE SOCIAL GROUPS IN SERBIA. KULTURA POLISA, 9(2), 19–36. Retrieved from https://kpolisa.com/index.php/kp/article/view/1369