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Author Whitfield, James (Criminologist)

Title Unhappy dialogue : the Metropolitan Police and Black Londoners in post-war Britain / James Whitfield
Published Cullompton, Devon ; Portland, Or. : Willan Pub., 2004
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 227 pages) : illustrations
Contents Cover; Contents; List of tables and figures; List of abbreviations; Preface and acknowledgements; Foreword; Introduction; 1 Note quite what the government had in mind: West Indian immigration in the 1950's; 2 The police and British society in an era of affluence and decolonisation; 3 Only on our terms: the Met's unhappy dialogue with representative organisations; 4 The home Secretary's over-mighty subject: the Netropolitan Police; 5 Recruitment problems, racial awareness training and becoming a real policeman; 6 Negative stereotyping: the Met and the West Indian Immigrant
7 Lack of commitment, lessons that went unheeded and the dawn of a new eraAppendix I List of interviewees; Appendix II; Appendix III; Bibliography; Index
Summary This book is concerned with the origins of the often difficult relationship between the Metropolitan Police and London's West Indian community, and is the first detailed account of the relationship between them during the crucial early decades of largescale immigration. It shows how and why the early seeds of mistrust between police and black immigrants were sown, culminating in the subsequent riots and public enquiries - in particular the Scarman and MacPherson enquiries. Drawing upon a wide range of interviews as well as detailed archival research, this book also sheds new light on the relat
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 205-219) and index
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Subject Great Britain. Metropolitan Police Service.
Discrimination in law enforcement -- England -- London.
Police -- Complaints against -- England -- London.
Police -- England -- London -- Attitudes.
Police -- England -- London -- Public opinion.
Police-community relations -- England -- London.
Public opinion -- England -- London.
Race discrimination -- England -- London.
Racism -- England -- London.
London (England) -- Race relations.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1134035071 (electronic bk.)
1843924897 (electronic bk.)
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