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NCJ Number: 119391 Find in a Library
Title: Mid-Sized Cities at the End of the Decade (From Minority Group Threat, Crime, and Policing: Social Context and Social Control, P (89)-100, 1989, Pamela Irving Jackson -- NCJ-119389)
Author(s): P I Jackson
Date Published: 1989
Page Count: 12
Sponsoring Agency: Praeger Publishers
Westport, CT 06881
Sale Source: Praeger Publishers
88 Post Road West
Westport, CT 06881
United States of America
Type: Research (Theoretical)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: The cities reviewed in this chapter -- Minneapolis, Minn.; Tulsa, Okla.; Wichita, Kan.; and Sacramento, Calif. -- illustrate changes in municipal police priorities and in police-community relations initiated during the 1970's.
Abstract: In Minneapolis, capital police spending remained low throughout the decade, and problems of corruption and political influence on the police force assumed major importance. Problems of race relations existed in Minneapolis in 1978, but they were not the focus of police resource mobilization and policy. Tulsa completed the decade as it had begun it, with a low level of police expenditure and little focus on problems of minority-police relations. In Wichita blacks' complaints of police brutality and racial bias were evident in end-of-the-decade reporting. The small size of Wichita's black and Hispanic populations in 1970 may have prevented whatever threat these groups posed from triggering increases in police resources. Sacramento, like Minneapolis, evidenced little direct focus on police issues relating to race and ethnicity during the decade. 4 tables.
Main Term(s): Police resource allocation
Index Term(s): Black/African Americans; California; Hispanic Americans; Kansas; Minnesota; Oklahoma
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