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NCJ Number: 120058 Find in a Library
Title: Response to Racial Attacks and Harassment: Guidance for the Statutory Agencies
Corporate Author: Great Britain Government's Interdepartment Racial Attacks Group
United Kingdom
Date Published: 1989
Page Count: 70
Sponsoring Agency: Great Britain Government's Interdepartment Racial Attacks Group
London, England
Great Britain Home Office
London, SW1H 9AT, England
Sale Source: Great Britain Home Office
Crime Prevention Unit
Queen Anne's Gate
London, SW1H 9AT,
United Kingdom
Type: Report (Annual/Periodic)
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom
Annotation: Racial incidents continue to seriously damage the quality of life for members of ethnic minority communities in some areas of Great Britain.
Abstract: The interdepartmental Racial Attacks Group was established by the Government to consider whether current response to these incidents could be improved if local agencies were to coordinate their efforts. Racial harassment needs to be tackled on three levels if it is to be tackled effectively: prevention; assisting the victims; and dealing with the perpetrators. Different agencies, such as the police, the courts, and social services, have different strengths, and no one agency can provide a total response to this problem. Recommendations include: (1) Establishment of defined procedures by the police forces in responding and following up racial incidents; (2) Awareness of the courts to cultural sensibilities of some minority ethnic witnesses; and, (3) Monitoring of incidence of harassment by social services. Annex.
Main Term(s): Racially motivated violence
Index Term(s): Crime in foreign countries; Ethnic groups; Great Britain/United Kingdom
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