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NCJ Number: 201016 Find in a Library
Title: Countyside Alliance? An Assessment of Multi-Agency Responses to Racism in Rural Suffolk
Journal: Crime Prevention and Community Safety: An International Journal  Volume:5  Issue:2  Dated:2003  Pages:61-73
Author(s): Jon Garland; Neil Chakraborti
Date Published: 2003
Page Count: 13
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom
Annotation: This article profiles the issue of rural racism in the United Kingdom.
Abstract: Racism is often dismissed as a significant problem in rural areas of Britain because the presence of minority communities is relatively small. Informal interviews with members of rural Suffolk County, however, indicate that racial harassment in this area is harmful and disturbing in nature. Detailing some of the forms of racism occurring in Suffolk county, including verbal abuse, name-calling, racist graffiti, stone-throwing, death threats, and physical violence, the article describes the Racial Harassment Initiative, designed to provide support and advice for those who report incidents of racial harassment. The article notes that racism in Suffolk county indicates the importance of multi-agency approaches to tackling crime and disorder throughout the United Kingdom. The informal interviews with residents of Suffolk county indicate that racism in rural areas of Britain are serious issues in terms of nature, extent, and impact, and combating rural racial harassment is a necessary step in the larger fight against crime for all regions within the United Kingdom.
Main Term(s): Racial discrimination; Rural urban comparisons
Index Term(s): Race relations; Racially motivated violence; Rural area studies; Rural crime; Rural victims; United Kingdom (UK)
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