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Policing and human rights: eliminating discrimination, xenophobia, intolerance and the abuse of power from police work

Bowling, Benjamin, Phillips, Coretta, Campbell, Alexandra and Docking, Maria (2004) Policing and human rights: eliminating discrimination, xenophobia, intolerance and the abuse of power from police work. In: Identities, Conflict and Cohesion (2000 - 2005), United Nations Research Institute for Social Development, 3-5 September 2001, Durban, South Africa.

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Abstract

This paper examines racism, xenophobia, discrimination, intolerance and the abuse of power in policing. It presents a critical analysis of theoretical and empirical research studies of police organisations in Britain, South Africa, Australia and the USA. It sets out a framework for protecting fundamental human rights – to safety, liberty and freedom from unlawful intrusion by the state – based on international legal instruments relating to anti-discrimination and the governance of policing. The paper reviews the research on the control of abusive policing through structural and cultural change; innovations in personnel management and training; and the introduction of robust mechanisms to achieve democratic accountability.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Official URL: http://www.unrisd.org/
Additional Information: © 2004 UNRISD
Library of Congress subject classification: H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
Sets: Departments > Social Policy
Research centres and groups > Mannheim Centre for Criminology
Rights: http://www.lse.ac.uk/library/usingTheLibrary/academicSupport/OA/depositYourResearch.aspx
Date Deposited: 16 Jun 2010 09:33
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/28367/

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