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Police lore and community disorder: diversity in the criminal justice system<sup>1</sup>

S.Kalra Virinder

in Explaining ethnic differences

Published by Policy Press

Published in print July 2003 | ISBN: 9781861344670
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781447302261 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1332/policypress/9781861344670.003.0009
Police lore and community disorder: diversity in the criminal justice system1

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This chapter examines the differences in the experiences of minority ethnic groups in the criminal-justice system in Great Britain. It evaluates the impact of police lore on the experiences of ethnic minorities, focusing on the civic disturbances that marked a number of England's northern towns in the middle of 2001. The chapter highlights the importance for minority ethnic groups of experiencing a sense of full, substantive citizenship, and argues that the differential ethnic marking of groups takes place in and through the process of policing.

Keywords: minority ethnic groups; criminal-justice system; Great Britain; police; civic disturbances; England; citizenship; differential ethnic marking; policing

Chapter.  6450 words. 

Subjects: Race and Ethnicity

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