Out of order? The policing of black people


Cashmore, Ellis and McLaughlin, Eugene (eds.) (1991) Out of order? The policing of black people, London, GB, Routledge, 256pp.

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"Out of Order?" looks comparatively at lessons on the policing of black people from both Britain and the US. It critically investigates the policing of black communities over the last two decades, and examines what effect this has had on those communities and on the police force itself. Relationships between the police, crime and the ethnic communities have become mystified, particularly by the media. "Out of Order?" argues that the police have used the idea of a "crime wave", especially when associated with blacks, to justify increases in their resources, and the extension of their legal and political power. This book should be of interest to teachers and students of race relations, criminology, social policy, sociology, and urban studies.

Item Type: Book
ISBNs: 0415037263 (paperback)
9780415037266 (paperback)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
K Law > K Law (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Social and Human Sciences > Social Sciences
ePrint ID: 340138
Date Deposited: 19 Jul 2012 10:59
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2014 20:22
Publisher: Routledge
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/340138

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