Policing and Minority Communities

Policing and Minority Communities : Bridging the Gap

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For courses in Police Community Relations, Special Topics in Policing, Multicultural Law Enforcement in the field of Police and Corrections Training.

The purpose of this text is to analyze the everyday interactions between the police and minority communities as well as those incidents that come to public attention. The majority of chapters focus on the plight of racial minorities (e.g., African Americans) as opposed to ethnic minorities (e.g., Hispanics, Asians, or persons from the Middle East). An important focus of the book is how the perception of differentness affects the social interaction between the police and residents of various neighborhoods. It looks at the actions that have been taken to alleviate the negative interactions that occur in these neighborhoods and why they are or are not effective at changing the attitudes of the police and the communities involved. May also be used as a supplemental reader in Introduction to Criminal Justice courses.
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  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 172.7 x 228.6 x 12.7mm | 294.84g
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • English
  • 0130270172
  • 9780130270177

Table of contents


1. Policing and Minority Communities: An Introduction to the Exploration, M.L. Dantzker and Delores D. Jones-Brown.
2. Revering Some, Reviling Others, Robert P. McNamara.
3. Presumed Criminality, Racial Profiling, and Policing in America-With Special Reference to the Diallo Case, Anthony Harriott.
4. Profiling-More Than a Euphemism for Discrimination: Legitimate Use of a Maligned Investigative Tool, Mary Gibbons.
5. Police Ethics and Minority Communities, John Kleinig.

6. Fixing Broken Windows or Fracturing Fragile Relationships? Eugene O'Donnell.
7. Managing Ambiguity: The Role of the Police Middle Manager in Brokering Police-Minority Community Relations, T. Kenneth Moran and Raymond Manus.
8. The Effects of Officer and Suspect Ethnicity in Use-of-Force Incidents: Miami-Dade County, Florida, Roger G. Dunham and Geoffrey P. Alpert.
9. Prosecuting Police Officers for Police Brutality: From a Minority Perspective, Christopher Cooper.
10. The Roads Not Taken: Improving the Use of Civilian Complaint Review Boards and Implementation of the Recommendations from Investigative Commissions, Karen J. Terry and Heath B. Grant.
11. Policing a Diverse Community: A Case Study, Eli B. Silverman and James E. McCabe.
Epilogue: Changing the Image of the Symbolic Assailant, Delores D. Jones-Brown.
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