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

Bowling, Benjamin and Phillips, Coretta and Campbell, Alexandra and Docking, Maria (2004) Policing and human rights: eliminating discrimination, xenophobia, intolerance and the abuse of power from police work. Racism and Public Policy Conference, United Nations Research Institute for Social Development, Geneva, Switzerland.

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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: Monograph (Working Paper)
Official URL: http://www.unrisd.org/
Additional Information: © 2001 UNRISD
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
Sets: Departments > Social Policy
Research centres and groups > Mannheim Centre for Criminology
Date Deposited: 16 Jun 2010 09:33
Last Modified: 29 May 2018 10:44
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/28367

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