Policing and minority communities : contemporary issues and global perspectives / James F. Albrecht, Garth den Heyer, Perry Stanislas, editors
- Part I. Policing and minority communities. Evaluating police-community relations globally -- International attitudes to teaching religion and faith and the policing of minority communities -- Police leadership during challenging times -- Promoting enhanced public participation and community engagement in policing -- Part II. Sensitive and controversial issues. Policing and special populations: strategies to overcome policing challenges encountered with mentally ill individuals -- Ethnicity and other demographics associated with perceived police fairness -- The impact of police shootings in the US on police-community relations -- Search and seizure jurisprudence: community perspectives of police legitimacy in the United States -- Part III. North American perspectives. Diversity and policing in Canada -- The impressive impact of Project Illumination on police-community relations in Charleston, South Carolina -- Policing Native American lands in the United States -- Law enforcement challenges along the Mexican-American border in a time of enhanced migration control -- Part IV. International perspectives. The challenges of policing ethnic minority communities in post-conflict Kosovo -- New Zealand police cultural liaison officers: their role in crime prevention and community policing -- The 2016 failed coup attempt and its influence on policing the Kurdish and other ethnic minorities across Turkey -- Police strategies for dealing with tribal conflicts in Nigeria -- Whakatupato: community policing or the police response to a social problem in New Zealand? -- Policing in the multi-cultural and multi-tribal environment of South Africa -- Part V. Final thoughts/Epilogue. Final thoughts -- Examining policing options to enhance transparency and community trust.
- This insightful book examines the allegations against the professionalism, transparency, and integrity of law enforcement toward minority groups, from a global perspective. It addresses the challenges inherent in maintaining strong ties with members of the community, and draws attention to obstacles in ensuring public confidence and trust in rule of law institutions. Most importantly, the book provides insight into mechanisms and proposals for policy reform that would permit enhanced police-community partnership, collaboration and mutual respect. Acknowledging the consistency of this concern despite geographic location, ethnic diversity, and religious tolerance, this book considers controversial factors that have caused many groups and individuals to question their relationship with law enforcement. The book examines the context of police-community relations with contributed research from Nigeria, South Africa, Kosovo, Turkey, New Zealand, Mexico, Scandinavia and other North American and European viewpoints. It evaluates the roles that critical factors such as ethnicity, political instability, conflict, colonization, mental health, police practice, religion, critical criminology, socialism, and many other important aspects and concepts have played on perceptions of policing and rule of law. A valuable resource for law enforcement practitioners and researchers, policy makers, and students of criminal justice, Policing and Minority Communities: Contemporary Issues and Global Perspectives confronts crucial challenges and controversies in policing today with quantitative and qualitative research and practical policy recommendations.--
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
View MARC record | catkey: 28318527