Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Policing and Minority Communities

  3. Sensitive and Controversial Issues

  4. North American Perspectives

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 143-143
    2. Richard Parent, Catherine Parent
      Pages 145-161
    3. Robert Jacobs, Margaret Seidler, Kylon Middleton, Gregory Mullen, Gregory Whitaker
      Pages 163-179
    4. Robert Morin, Colleen Morin
      Pages 181-193
  5. International Perspectives

  6. Final Thoughts/Epilogue

  7. Back Matter
    Pages 325-334

About this book


This insightful book examines the allegations against the professionalism, transparency, and integrity of law enforcement toward minority groups, from a global perspective. It addresses the challenges inherent in maintaining strong ties with members of the community, and draws attention to obstacles in ensuring public confidence and trust in rule of law institutions.  Most importantly, the book provides insight into mechanisms and proposals for policy reform that would permit enhanced police-community partnership, collaboration and mutual respect.  

Acknowledging the consistency of this concern despite geographic location, ethnic diversity, and religious tolerance, this book considers controversial factors that have caused many groups and individuals to question their relationship with law enforcement.  The book examines the context of police-community relations with contributed research from Nigeria, South Africa, Kosovo, Turkey, New Zealand, Mexico, Scandinavia and other North American and European viewpoints.  It evaluates the roles that critical factors such as ethnicity, political instability, conflict, colonization, mental health, police practice, religion, critical criminology, socialism, and many other important aspects and concepts have played on perceptions of policing and rule of law.

A valuable resource for law enforcement practitioners and researchers, policy makers, and students of criminal justice,Policing and Minority Communities: Contemporary Issues and Global Perspectives confronts crucial challenges and controversies in policing today with quantitative and qualitative research and practical policy recommendations. 


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Editors and affiliations

  • James F. Albrecht
    • 1
  • Garth den Heyer
    • 2
  • Perry Stanislas
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Criminal Justice and Homeland SecurityPace UniversityNew YorkUSA
  2. 2.School of Criminology and Criminal JusticeArizona State UniversityTempeUSA
  3. 3.Assistant Professor of Policing and SecurityRabdan AcademyAbu DabiUnited Arab Emirates

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Law and Criminology
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-19181-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-19182-5
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