This edited collection explores policing in America in regards to minority groups. The essays discuss how the relationship between police and minority groups affects politics, the economy, and minority groups' daily lives and success. The contributors explore the Black Lives Matter movement, the Detroit, Los Angeles, and Atlanta Police Departments, immigration, incarceration, community policing, police violence, and detail causes, theories, and solutions to this important phenomenon.
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James D. Ward teaches in the School of Public Affairs and Administration at Rutgers University-Newark.
Table of ContentsPart I: Political Challenges
1.Policing and Race in America: Economic, Political, and Social Dynamics
James D. Ward
2.What to Do When the Yelling Stops: How Black Lives Matter Can Have Lasting Impact
Donomic Bearfield, Robert Maranto, and Ian Kingsbury
3.Contemporary Police and Minorities in the United States: Causes, Theories, and Solutions
John Eterno and Christine Barrow
4.Leveraging the Intersection of Politics, Problem and Policy in Organizational and Social Change: An Historical Analysis of the Detroit, Los Angeles, and Atlanta Police Departments
Andrew J. Grandage, Britt S. Aliperti and Brian N. Williams
5.Policy Feedback: Government Skepticism Trickling from Immigration to Matters of Health
Vanessa Cruz Nichols, Alana M.W. LeBron, and Francisco I. Pedraza
Part II: Economic Realities
6.What Have We Learned about Incarceration and Race? Lessons from 30 years of Research
Samuel L. Myers, Jr.
7.Should More Law Enforcement be the Answer to Crime?
8.Punishing Members of Disadvantaged Minority Groups for Calling 911
Barry D. Friedman and Maria J. Albo
Part III: Social Ramifications
9.Check Your Bubble! Mindful Intersections of Trauma and Community Policing
Sharlene Graham Boltz
10.Assessing Racial and Ethnic Differences in the Consequences of Police Use of Force
Jared Ellison and Benjamin Steiner
11.Bridging the Safety Divide Through Technology to Improve the Partnership between Students and Campus Law Enforcement: An “App” Opportunity
Edward Dillon, Brian N. Williams, Seong C. Kang, Juan E. Gilbert, Julian Brinkley, and Dekita Moon.
12.Community Policing as a Solution: What is the Evidence?
Lauren Edwards and Ian Klein
13.Developing a Comparativist Ethics for the Evaluative Study of Racialized Police Violence
Mario A. Rivera and James D. Ward
Conclusion: Reflections on Realities, Challenges, and Ramifications
James D. Ward