To serve and protect? The experiences of policing in the community of young people from black and other ethnic minority groups

Douglas Sharp, Susie Atherton

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    Abstract

    This article presents findings from a study conducted in the West Midlands (UK) which builds on US study, on young men from ethnic minority groups during their encounters with the police. Using a similar methodological approach, our study seeks to further understand the impact of police misconduct on young people from ethnic minority groups. The reports by the participants are characterized by hostility, lack of confidence in the police and a mistrust of authority, which impacts on the strategies they employ in all their interactions with the police. The findings suggest that there is still much to be done by the police to improve relations with black and other ethnic minority communities.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationBritish Journal of Criminology
    Pages746-763
    Number of pages18
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Sep 2007

    Publication series

    NameBritish Journal of Criminology
    Volume47

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