RACIST POLICE PRACTICES

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  • Racist Police Practices
    • Reflection of Society
      • LORD SCARMAN 1981
      • Police naturally reflect wider society and (unfortunately) there are some police officers who are racist
      • These 'bad apples' are found and will be removed
        • The police are not racist
          • This is just a reflection of the fact that some members of society still hold racist views
        • This is just a reflection of the fact that some members of society still hold racist views
    • Canteen Culture
      • Police develop distinctive working attitudes because of their job
        • Police develop stereotypical views- more likely to stop and search Ethnic minority groups
          • Evidence that African-Caribbean groups are 6x more likely to be stopped and searched than Whites
            • SMITH AND GRAY (1985)
      • REINER 1992
        • Due to the pressures they face in their work, they have developed a series of characteristics
          • 'thirst for action'
            • conservatism
          • cynicism
            • 'thirst for action'
              • conservatism
          • isolation from the public and suspicion
            • cynicism
      • Institutional Racism
        • 'The police have procedures, practices and a culture which exclude or disadvantage non-white people'
          • This was the finding of the enquiry into the police force following the murder of STEPHEN LAWRENCE IN 1993
        • Is not intentional
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