Police Diversity
Beyond the Blue

By (author) Tara Lai Quinlan

ISBN13: 9781447347958

Imprint: Policy Press

Publisher: Bristol University Press

Format: Paperback / softback

Published: 01/09/2023

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Tensions between police and diverse communities in both the US and UK require innovation about ways to improve relations. While police diversity is often discussed as a potential solution, these discussions lack theoretical and empirical support. This volume presents an original discussion of race, gender, sexual orientation and class diversity and shows that police diversity can have meaningful impacts on the decision-making, outcomes and legitimacy of police forces. Drawing on theoretical and empirical research including interviews with diverse police leaders, this book examines how police diversity can help shift traditional policing cultures. It also considers obstacles to police reform, revealing how championing meaningful diversity can positively impact the lives of policed communities.
Introduction & Defining Diversity; PART I: EXPERIENCES OF POLICE DIVERSITY; Racial and Ethnic Minorities in Policing; Women in Policing; LGBTQ in Policing; Social Class in Policing; PART II: THE SOCIAL AND PSYCHOLOGICAL IMPEDIMENTS TO POLICE DIVERSITY; Police Culture; Institutional racism; Implicit Bias; PART III: EMPIRICAL EVIDENCE OF THE IMPACTS OF POLICE DIVERSITY; Diversity's Impact on Policing Decisions & Outcomes; Police Legitimacy in Diverse Communities; Conclusion: Increasing Diversity & Addressing Bias.
  • Social welfare & social services
  • Crime & criminology
  • Police & security services
  • General (US: Trade)
  • Professional & Vocational
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