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  NCJ Number: NCJ 190927     Find in a Library
  Title: Racially Biased Policing: A Principled Response
  Document URL: Text PDF 
  Agency Summary: Agency Summary 
  Author(s): Lorie Fridell ; Robert Lunney ; Drew Diamond ; Bruce Kubu
  Corporate Author: Police Executive Research Forum (PERF)
United States of America
  Date Published: 2001
  Page Count: 174
  Annotation: This study examined the problems underlying racially biased policing in America and solicited some of the latest thinking and efforts in addressing it.
  Abstract: Researchers conducted a national survey of more than 1,000 agency executives, reviewed the materials of more than 250 agencies, spoke with citizens and practitioners in a series of focus groups held around the country, conducted a literature review, and conferred with subject-matter experts in various topic areas. The study also integrated comments from discussions among police chiefs at national meetings of the Police Executive Research Forum. In addition, the project benefited from the guidance of an advisory board composed of respected law enforcement agency executives, U.S. Justice Department personnel, community activists, and civil rights leaders. These resources assisted in the identification of six key response areas: departmental accountability and supervision, policy, recruitment and hiring, education and training, minority community outreach, and data collection. Key themes underlie the recommendations developed. First, racially biased policing is basically a human rights issue. Second, racially biased policing is not solely a law enforcement problem, but rather a problem that can be solved only through police-citizen partnerships based on mutual trust and respect. Third, police personnel throughout the Nation want to respond effectively to local and national concerns regarding racially biased policing. 84 references
  Main Term(s): Police policies and procedures
  Index Term(s): Abuse of authority ; Police information systems ; Police education ; Police discretion ; Minority recruitment ; Racial discrimination ; Police-minority relations ; Police human relations training ; Police staff recruitment
  Sponsoring Agency: Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS)
US Dept of Justice
United States of America
  Grant Number: 1999-CK-WX-0078
  Publication Number: ISBN 1-878734-73-3
  Sale Source: Police Executive Research Forum (PERF)
1120 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Suite 930
Washington, DC 20036
United States of America
  Type: Legislation/Policy Analysis
  Country: United States of America
  Language: English
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