Police culture is often considered as both a cause of police deviance and an obstacle for police reform. In this case study of police racism and police reform in Australia, the author provides a critical assessment of police initiative in response to the problem of police/minorities relations. The book examines the dynamics of change and resistance within a police organisation and captures the complexity and unpredictability of the change process. It questions the utility of the traditional conception of police culture and proposes a new framework for understanding the inter-relationships between the structural conditions of police work, police cultural knowledge, and police practice. A highly original and valuable contribution to policing studies, this book is both empirically rich and theoretically informed.Read more
- Controversial case study of police racism and police reform in Australia
- Examines the dynamics of change and resistance within a police organisation
- Offers a new framework for understanding the inter-relationships between the structural conditions of police work, police cultural knowledge, and police practice
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- Date Published: March 1997
- format: Paperback
- isbn: 9780521564557
- length: 268 pages
- dimensions: 229 x 152 x 15 mm
- weight: 0.4kg
- contains: 10 b/w illus. 1 map
- availability: Available
Table of Contents
1. Policing in a multicultural society
2. Discrimination and police work
3. Strategies for change
4. Re-examining police culture
5. Police and minorities in New South Wales
6. Under new management
7. The Ethnic Affairs Policy Statement: the paper chase
8. Cop it Sweet: reform by media
9. Processes and outcomes of change
10. Changing police culture.
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