This book gives us a detailed examination of the official documentsand of the historical originsof racist violence in Britain. The author also employs the findings of this examination, as presented alongside an in-depth case study of racial attacks and police responses in East London, to ponder the question of why the ideas and language of white supremacy and racial exclusion direct violence at "non-white" individuals, and why police response is so routinely ineffectual. This volume reveals many insights into racist Britain that will be of interest to both academics in this area and those professionals who routinely deal with, or answer for, the acts and consequences of racism.
About the Author
Dr Benjamin Bowling gained his doctorate from the London School of Economics whilst working as a senior researcher in the Home Office. He was then a visiting lecturer at John Jay College, City University of New York. He is now lecturer in criminology at the University of Cambridge.
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