skip navigation

Justinfo Subscribe to Stay Informed

Add your conference to our Justice Events calendar


NCJRS Abstract


Subscribe to Stay Informed
Want to be in the know? JUSTINFO is a biweekly e-newsletter containing information about new publications, events, training, funding opportunities, and Web-based resources available from the NCJRS Federal sponsors. Sign up to get JUSTINFO in your inbox.

The document referenced below is part of the NCJRS Library collection.
To conduct further searches of the collection, visit the NCJRS Abstracts Database.

How to Obtain Documents
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
  To cite this abstract, use the following link:

* A link to the full-text document is provided whenever possible. For documents not available online, a link to the publisher's web site is provided.