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Black Police Asscociations

Black Police Asscociations Analysis of Race and Ethnicity within Constabularies

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  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 9780199573448
  • Published In: September 2009
  • Format: Hardback , 184 pages
  • Jurisdiction: U.K. ? Disclaimer:
    Countri(es) stated herein are used as reference only

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    • Provides an overview of the history of Black Police Associations and their role within constabularies
    • Analyses how race and ethnicity are constructed and sustained within constabularies and how they have changed during the last two decades
    • Offers a sociological analysis of the subject, providing readers with a distinct perspective on understanding race within criminal justice institutions
    • Discusses a number of implications for change within the management of constabularies
    • Compares Black Police Associations in UK forces with those in the USA

    Black Police Associations analyses the new phenomenon of Black Police Associations established in the majority of constabularies in England and Wales. The author takes a sociological and theoretical approach to the subject, in contrast to current criminology which is more evaluative and policy oriented. The analysis is underpinned with the notion that race and ethnicity are socially constructed: the book describes and analyses how race and ethnicity are constructed and sustained within constabularies and how they have changed during the last two decades, providing students, researchers and academics with a sociological perspective on understanding race within criminal justice institutions.

    Black Police Associationscovers the history of BPAs; the construction and consequences of the notion of 'black' as a political emblem within constabularies; the work and influence of BPAs (nationally and within constabularies); post-McPherson policing; new forms of racism within constabularies; ethnic identities amongst ethnic minority police officers and BPAs, and the occupational culture. By analysing the work of BPAs within constabularies, the author posits a number of implications for change within the management of constabularies.

    Readership: Undergraduate and postgraduate students of Criminology, Sociology, and Police Studies, in the UK and throughout other parts of the world; the research community; university libraries.

  • Contents:
    1: Black Police Associations: Context and Perspective
    2: Black Police Associations: From Ethnic Group to Ethnic Association
    3: Black Police Associations: Why Join? What Do They Do?
    4: Racism: Old and New Forms
    5: 'Police Ethnicity'
    6: Constabulary change?
    7: Constructing Race and Ethnicity within Constabularies;
  • Simon Holdaway, Head of the School of Law and Professor of Criminology & Sociology, University of Sheffield

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