Police in a Multicultural Society: An American Story / Edition 1

Police in a Multicultural Society: An American Story / Edition 1

by David E. Barlow, Melissa Hickman Barlow
     
 

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ISBN-10: 157766129X

ISBN-13: 9781577661290

Pub. Date: 05/18/2000

Publisher: Waveland Press, Inc.

Unique in its presentation of traditional police-related topics from a multicultural perspective, this illuminating work gives voice to the historically marginalized in order to shed a penetrating light on the real world of policing. Police-society relations are discussed from the perspective of minority police officers as well as members of the communities served,

Overview

Unique in its presentation of traditional police-related topics from a multicultural perspective, this illuminating work gives voice to the historically marginalized in order to shed a penetrating light on the real world of policing. Police-society relations are discussed from the perspective of minority police officers as well as members of the communities served, providing a dimension often overlooked in police studies. In tapping traditionally neglected resources and viewpoints, the authors hope to achieve long-needed insights into police theory, research, and practice. The authors draw on their personal and professional experiences to give readers a greater appreciation for how lived experiences shape perceptions of the police and their assigned role in society. Their narrative style brings to life the worldviews of African Americans, Native Americans, women, and gays and lesbians in modern American society.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781577661290
Publisher:
Waveland Press, Inc.
Publication date:
05/18/2000
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
328
Sales rank:
664,671
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 7.50(d)

Table of Contents

Prefacexi
Part 1The Role of Police1
1Multiple Perspectives on the Role of Police5
Multicultural Mosaic of U.S. Society6
Criminal Justice Education7
What Police Do11
The Value of Historical Perspective17
Conclusion17
Notes18
2A Historical Analysis of Municipal Policing in the United States19
Preindustrial Policing19
Industrial Policing23
Specifically Tailored Social Control28
Modern Policing32
Postmodern Policing40
Conclusion46
Part 2Police-Community Relations49
3Underpolicing53
White Violence53
Radical Reconstruction54
Jim Crow55
World War I60
Red Summer62
World War II62
The Civil Rights Movement64
Underpolicing in Milwaukee74
Conclusion77
Notes78
4Overpolicing79
Fear of Rebellion79
Regulation of the Poor81
Police Harassment and Brutality84
Rodney King91
Institutionalized Racism92
Conclusion96
5Police-Community Relations Programs99
Critical Events Converge99
Innovative Responses to Challenging Situations101
Race-Relations Training103
Revisited Concepts105
A New Urgency110
Untenable Relationships114
Expectations and Potential Pitfalls116
Conclusion118
Notes121
Part 3Police and Rebellion123
6From Slavery to Jim Crow127
Early Struggles against Enslavement127
The Colonial Period129
The United States of America130
Political Struggles139
Sabotage141
Conclusion146
7Agitation vs. Accommodation147
Conciliation147
Opposing Voices148
Rebellion in the Streets149
Economic Rebellion151
New Leaders Emerge156
Courtroom Justice161
Direct Action and the Mean Streets161
Conclusion163
8Modern Urban Rebellions165
Motivations for Riots as Protests165
The Watts Riot168
Summer of 1967173
Rippling Effects of the Civil Rights Movement179
Conclusion184
9Rebellion in Los Angeles, 1992185
The Role of the Police185
Conclusion201
Part 4Marginalized Police Officers205
10Native American Police Officers209
Introduction209
Native American Tribal Police209
The Occupying Army210
The Formation of Tribal Police212
Self-determination vs. Social Control215
American Indian Policy: 1887-1998219
Conclusion221
11African American Police Officers223
Community Empowerment224
Individual Empowerment232
The Role of Minority Police Organizations235
Social Control241
Who Influences Whom?249
Conclusion253
12Women Police Officers255
Police Matrons255
Policing Women and Children257
The Transformation Begins259
The Second Generation of Women Officers262
Women on Patrol263
Resistance to Women Police266
A Hostile Environment268
Conclusion272
13Gay and Lesbian Police Officers275
Multiple Challenges275
Coming Out276
The Recruitment of Gay and Lesbian Police282
Impact of Gay and Lesbian Police Officers284
Conclusion285
Afterword: Police and Society289
Power and Interests290
Class292
References297
Index305

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