Police in a Multicultural Society An American Story

ISBN-10: 157766129X
ISBN-13: 9781577661290
Edition: 2000
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Description: The authors (both: U. of Wisconsin, Milwaukee) examine police-society relations from the perspective of minority police officers as well as members of the communities served. They begin with an analysis of the role of police and police-community  More...

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List price: $37.95
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Waveland Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 5/1/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 313
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

The authors (both: U. of Wisconsin, Milwaukee) examine police-society relations from the perspective of minority police officers as well as members of the communities served. They begin with an analysis of the role of police and police-community relations. A section on police and rebellion covers incidents from the colonial period to the 1992 LA riots. Finally, a section on marginalized police officers discusses the experiences of Native American, African American, and women police officers. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

David E. Barlow is an Associate Professor in the Department of Social Sciences at Fayetteville State University. His research interests include multicultural issues in policing, white collar crime, and the history, ideology, and political economy of crime control in the United States. He has worked in the criminal justice field as a correctional officer, deputy sheriff and university police officer in South Carolina and Florida. Barlow is the author of numerous articles in professional journals, co-editor of the book, Classics in Policing (Anderson 1996) and co-author of the book, Police in a Multicultural Society: An American Story (Waveland 2000).

Preface
The Role of Police
Multiple Perspectives on the Role of Police
Multicultural Mosaic of U.S. Society
Criminal Justice Education
What Police Do
The Value of Historical Perspective
Conclusion
Notes
A Historical Analysis of Municipal Policing in the United States
Preindustrial Policing
Industrial Policing
Specifically Tailored Social Control
Modern Policing
Postmodern Policing
Conclusion
Police-Community Relations
Underpolicing
White Violence
Radical Reconstruction
Jim Crow
World War I
Red Summer
World War II
The Civil Rights Movement
Underpolicing in Milwaukee
Conclusion
Notes
Overpolicing
Fear of Rebellion
Regulation of the Poor
Police Harassment and Brutality
Rodney King
Institutionalized Racism
Conclusion
Police-Community Relations Programs
Critical Events Converge
Innovative Responses to Challenging Situations
Race-Relations Training
Revisited Concepts
A New Urgency
Untenable Relationships
Expectations and Potential Pitfalls
Conclusion
Notes
Police and Rebellion
From Slavery to Jim Crow
Early Struggles against Enslavement
The Colonial Period
The United States of America
Political Struggles
Sabotage
Conclusion
Agitation vs. Accommodation
Conciliation
Opposing Voices
Rebellion in the Streets
Economic Rebellion
New Leaders Emerge
Courtroom Justice
Direct Action and the Mean Streets
Conclusion
Modern Urban Rebellions
Motivations for Riots as Protests
The Watts Riot
Summer of 1967
Rippling Effects of the Civil Rights Movement
Conclusion
Rebellion in Los Angeles, 1992
The Role of the Police
Conclusion
Marginalized Police Officers
Native American Police Officers
Introduction
Native American Tribal Police
The Occupying Army
The Formation of Tribal Police
Self-determination vs. Social Control
American Indian Policy: 1887-1998
Conclusion
African American Police Officers
Community Empowerment
Individual Empowerment
The Role of Minority Police Organizations
Social Control
Who Influences Whom?
Conclusion
Women Police Officers
Police Matrons
Policing Women and Children
The Transformation Begins
The Second Generation of Women Officers
Women on Patrol
Resistance to Women Police
A Hostile Environment
Conclusion
Gay and Lesbian Police Officers
Multiple Challenges
Coming Out
The Recruitment of Gay and Lesbian Police
Impact of Gay and Lesbian Police Officers
Conclusion
Afterword: Police and Society
Power and Interests
Class
References
Index

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