First published in 1991, this book evaluates and compares the problematic relationships that have sometimes existed between police and Afro-Caribbean people in Britain and in the United States of America. Contributors from both sides of the Atlantic assess conflicting claims from police and black communities, as to whether some police are racist or too brutal in their operations. Although this book was written in the early 90s, many of the issues discussed remain interesting and relevant to our society today.
Table of Contents
Introduction Ellis Cashmore and Eugene McLaughlin 1. Out of order? Ellis Cashmore and Eugene McLaughlin 2. Policing and urban unrest: problem constitution and policy response John Solomos and Tim Rackett 3. White policing of black populations: a history of race and social control in America Homer Hawkins 4. Black Cops Inc Ellis Cashmore 5. Police accountability and black people: into the 1990s Eugene McLaughlin 6. The policing of black women Ruth Chigwada 7. Back to school? The police, the education system and the black community Trevor Carter and Jean Coussins 8. Discrimination, disadvantage and police-work Tony Jefferson 9. ‘Policing a perplexed society?’: no-go areas and the mystification of police-black conflict Michael Keith; References; Name index; Subject index