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Policing, Race and Racism

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ISBN13: 9781843920458
ISBN: 184392045X
Published: June 2006
Publisher: Willan Publishing
Format: Hardback
Price: £70.00

Over recent years race has become one of the most important issues faced by the police. This book seeks to analyse the context and background to these changes, to assess the impact of the Lawrence Inquiry and the MacPherson Report, and to trace the growing emphasis on policing as an ""antiracist"" activity, proactively confronting racism in both crime and non-crime situations. Whilst this change has not been wholly or consistently applied, it does represent an important change in the discourse that surrounds police relations with the public since it changes the traditional role of the police as ""neutral arbiters of the law"".;This book shows why race has become the most significant issue facing the British police, and argues that the police response to race has led to a consideration of fundamental issues about the relation of the police to society as a whole and not just minority groups who might be most directly affected.

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Part 1 Race and police culture, personnel and organisation: Recruitment, retention and promotion; Culture, training and organisation.
Part 2 Policing and the public: Stop and search; Responding to racist incidents; Accountability and complaints.
Part 3 Reconsidering the principles of policing: Policing diversity; The rise of antiracist policing.