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Why more diverse police forces may not solve the problems which exist between police and disadvantaged communities of color

Gau, Jacinta M. and Brunson, Rod K. (2015) Why more diverse police forces may not solve the problems which exist between police and disadvantaged communities of color. USApp– American Politics and Policy Blog (18 May 2015). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

In the wake of the tragedies of the past year in places such as Ferguson and New York and Baltimore where black men have been killed by police officers, many have called for reforms to the police, pushing for greater diversity among police departments. But do black officers have an advantage over white officers in building relationships with black citizens? In new research which examines police–community relations in East St. Louis, Jacinta M. Gau and Rod K. Brunson find that the black community expressed concern over under-policing, slow response times, and police misconduct both on and off duty, even though the city’s police department also reflected the population’s black majority.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog/
Additional Information: © 2015 The Authors; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
Sets: Collections > LSE American Politics and Policy (USAPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 05 Jun 2015 12:23
Last Modified: 31 Jan 2019 03:18
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/62225

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