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A lack of civically focused groups, combined with previouspolice involvement, may be making it harder for somecommunities to mobilize against intensive policing.

Rengifo, Andres F. and Slocum, Lee Ann (2015) A lack of civically focused groups, combined with previouspolice involvement, may be making it harder for somecommunities to mobilize against intensive policing. USApp– American Politics and Policy Blog (08 Apr 2015). Website.

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Abstract

Recent years have seen a renewed focus on the relationship between law enforcement and the communities that they police, with concern arising from perceived bias against Black and Latino populations. If there is concern in these communities about the role of the police, then why do we not see a greater mobilization of communities to protest? In new research, Andres F. Rengifo and Lee Ann Slocum explore the factors influencing community mobilization in the face of intensive policing. Their South Bronx case study suggests that while community organizations do exist and people are engaged, these organizations are not usually politically or civically oriented. Support for the police is also uneven, with many who are concerned about their use of force and unfriendliness potentially discouraged from speaking out due to their own previous involvement with law enforcement.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog/
Additional Information: © 2015 The Authors; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
Sets: Collections > LSE American Politics and Policy (USAPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 13 May 2015 11:39
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2020 00:29
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/61921

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