Police in a Multicultural Society
  • Release Date : 10 April 2018
  • Publisher : Waveland Press
  • Genre : Political Science
  • Pages : 495 pages
  • ISBN 13 : 9781478637387
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Download or read book entitled Police in a Multicultural Society by author: David E. Barlow which was release on 10 April 2018 and published by Waveland Press with total page 495 pages . This book available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. Social, political, and economic relationships played key roles in the historical development of the police. The authors present policing strategies from the vantage points of marginalized communities and emphasize the intersection of attitudes about class, race/ethnicity, gender, and sexual orientation with policies. Police practices cannot be class neutral in a class society, nor can they be race neutral or gender neutral in a racist, sexist, and heterosexist society. The key to understanding the relationship between the police and society is to think critically about the role of power and interests. The second edition includes a new chapter in the section on the police and rebellion covering recent events. There is also a new chapter on Latino/a police officers and an expanded chapter on LGBTQ police officers. Without meaningful social change toward greater justice, police reforms such as community policing and training in cultural diversity will fall short of creating an institution characterized by fairness and equality for all members of society. A clear view of history is essential for understanding the challenges a more diverse police force faces in today’s multicultural environment.