Policing and Minority Communities

Contemporary Issues and Global Perspectives

Editors: Albrecht, James F., den Heyer, Garth, Stanislas, Perry (Eds.)

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  • Provides the reader with multi-faceted analyses of the primary factors involving police-community relations and law enforcement strategic deployment, particularly those related to under-represented and minority groups, from diverse global contributors, including non-Western perspectives
  • Examines the contemporary and controversial issue of strained police-community relations through the perspectives of both highly respected academic researchers and accomplished law enforcement practitioners
  • Delineates tried-and-tested initiatives and practical recommendations to effectively enhance police-community relations
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About this Textbook

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. 

About the authors

James F. Albrecht is a Professor at Pace University; is a retired Commanding Officer from the New York City Police Department.  He has written five books on the subject of policing and use of force.
Garth den Heyer is a Professor at Walden University and Arizona State University, and is a Senior Research Fellow with the Police Foundation in Washington, D.C.  he was previously a Chief Inspector with the New Zealand Police.
Perry Stanislas is a Professor at De Montfort University and is retired from the British Secret Service.

Table of contents (19 chapters)

Table of contents (19 chapters)
  • Evaluating Police-Community Relations Globally

    Pages 3-10

    Albrecht, James F.

  • International Attitudes to Teaching Religion and Faith and the Policing of Minority Communities

    Pages 11-27

    Stanislas, Perry (et al.)

  • Police Leadership During Challenging Times

    Pages 29-53

    Aarset, Magne V. (et al.)

  • Promoting Enhanced Public Participation and Community Engagement in Policing

    Pages 55-71

    Albrecht, James F.

  • Policing and Special Populations: Strategies to Overcome Policing Challenges Encountered with Mentally Ill Individuals

    Pages 75-92

    Tobin, Theresa C.

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eBook £55.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-19182-5
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover £69.99
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-030-19181-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Policing and Minority Communities
Book Subtitle
Contemporary Issues and Global Perspectives
Editors
  • James F. Albrecht
  • Garth den Heyer
  • Perry Stanislas
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-19182-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-19182-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-19181-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 334
Number of Illustrations
15 b/w illustrations, 15 illustrations in colour
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