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NCJ Number: 198234 Find in a Library
Title: Le Recrutement Ethnique Policier: Une Vieille Preoccupation Anglaise
Journal: Les Cahiers de la Securite Interieure  Issue:45  Dated:2001  Pages:139-159
Author(s): Damien Cassan
Date Published: 2001
Page Count: 21
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Format: Article
Language: French
Country: France
Annotation: Focusing on the recruitment of ethnic minorities, this article discusses the British police department’s recruitment practices.
Abstract: The British police department’s awareness of the importance of ethnic minority recruitment to the police force is the focus of this article. Arguing that the British police have a long-standing awareness of the importance of minority recruitment, the author claims that the British police force reflects Britain’s political will to create a police force representing the composition of English society while supporting the idea of community policing. This paper contends that ethnic minority recruitment to the British police force is, however, reactive, reappearing on the agenda following serious events such as the 1981 riots or the Steven Laurence affair of 1993. The author stresses that British police efforts towards ethnic minority recruitment experience difficulties that are much more complex than one might initially expect.
Main Term(s): England; Minority police recruitment
Index Term(s): Community policing; Ethnic groups; Female recruitment; Minority recruitment; Police staff recruitment; Recruitment
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