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Black Police Associations: Context and Perspective

Simon Holdaway

in Black Police Associations

Published in print September 2009 | ISBN: 9780199573448
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191702105 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199573448.003.0002

Series: Clarendon Studies in Criminology

Black Police Associations: Context and Perspective

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‘Institutional racism’ had reference points for relationships between the police and ethnic-minority communities and between ethnic-minority and ethnic-majority members of the police workforce, between black and white police officers. This book is about the development of Black Police Associations (BPAs); their role within constabularies; their understanding of race and its articulation within constabularies; and related subjects. In particular, this chapter describes the context and perspective of BPAs. In addition, a discussion on race and ethnicity, as well as the ethnic-minority officers is provided. Ethnic-minority officers have mostly found their own way to address prejudice and discrimination without assistance or learning from their more experienced peers. The development of BPAs is also shown.

Keywords: BPAs; institutional racism; race; ethnicity; ethnic minority; police officers

Chapter.  6834 words. 

Subjects: Criminal Law

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