Policing Marginalized Communities in the Global South: Examining Contextual Realities

  • Danielle Watson


In policing scholarship, communities not conforming to social and political ideologies of the ‘powerful’ are usually presented as problematic spaces for police organizations. What is not at the forefront of such scholarly discussions is the community as a space where ‘insiders’ are made to adjust or accept the positions of ‘outsiders’ carrying out a mandate which may not necessarily align with ideologies at work within the particular social space. The author presents a description of what is meant by marginalized communities in the Global South and highlights problems associated with applying general descriptions to such communities and the need to create literature which is historically, contextually and socially specific if solutions are to be derived to address issues of problematic police and community relations.


Marginalized communities Crime hotspots Policing margins 


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  • Danielle Watson
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  1. 1.University of the South PacificSuvaFiji

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