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Black Police Asscociations: Analysis of Race and Ethnicity within Constabularies


ISBN13: 9780199573448
Published: September 2009
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £77.00



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Black Police Associations analyses the new phenomenon of Black Police Associations established in the majority of constabularies in England and Wales. The author takes a sociological and theoretical approach to the subject, in contrast to current criminology which is more evaluative and policy oriented.

The analysis is underpinned with the notion that race and ethnicity are socially constructed: the book describes and analyses how race and ethnicity are constructed and sustained within constabularies and how they have changed during the last two decades, providing students, researchers and academics with a sociological perspective on understanding race within criminal justice institutions.

Black Police Associations covers the history of BPAs; the construction and consequences of the notion of 'black' as a political emblem within constabularies; the work and influence of BPAs (nationally and within constabularies); post-McPherson policing; new forms of racism within constabularies; ethnic identities amongst ethnic minority police officers and BPAs, and the occupational culture. By analysing the work of BPAs within constabularies, the author posits a number of implications for change within the management of constabularies.

Subjects:
Police and Public Order Law
Contents:
1: Black Police Associations: Context and Perspective
2: Black Police Associations: From Ethnic Group to Ethnic Association
3: Black Police Associations: Why Join? What Do They Do?
4: Racism: Old and New Forms
5: 'Police Ethnicity'
6: Constabulary change?
7: Constructing Race and Ethnicity within Constabularies;

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