Violent Racism: Victimization, Policing, and Social Context

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Clarendon Press, 1998 - Social Science - 377 pages
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Using a detailed case study of an area of East London, this book documents the everyday abuse, assault and intimidation that is suffered by ethnic minorities in Great Britain. The author explains and analyses the process through which violence is targeted at these minorities, along with the role that the ideas and language of racial exclusion take in this process. The apparent failure of the police and multi-agency initiatives" to respond effectively to this problem is then looked at indepth. This book is based on detailed analysis of official documents, a victimisation survey, interviews and direct observation, seen in the overall context of the history of race relations in Britain. It describes some of the many thousands of racist attacks that have occurred in recent years and the events in the last two decades that have shaped English racism and the political and policy responses to it."

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Dr Benjamin Bowling gained his doctorate from the London School of Economics whilst working as a senior researcher in the Home Office. He was then a visiting lecturer at John Jay College, City University of New York. He is now lecturer in criminology at the University of Cambridge.

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