English | 18 July 2017 | ISBN: 3319539906 | 136 Pages | PDF | 2.23 MB
This book examines issues of race 4nd policing through the lens of representative bureaucracy the08ry. Acc08rding to representative bureaucracy the08ry, demographic c08rrespondence between government employees 4nd the local population can lead to m08re fav08rable outcomes f08r min08rity groups. It argues that police f08rces with higher min08rity composition will have m08re positive outcomes across measures such as fewer excessive f08rce complaints 4nd fewer fatal encounters with officers. Additionally, the book asserts that m08re representative f08rces will demonstrate responsiveness 4nd accountability by implementing policies such as citizen review boards f08r excessive f08rce complaints. It does this by first providing a brief overview of issues surrounding race 4nd policing in America, documenting racial representation occurring in local police f08rces nationwide, 4nd expl08ring the potential causes 4nd consequences of underrepresentation. It concludes by discussing the implications of our findings 4nd offer potential policy remedies 4nd solutions that local law enf08rcements can pursue in 08rder to reduce min08rity underrepresentation 4nd improve policing outcomes.