Policing Space, Policing Race: Social Control Imperatives and Police Discretionary Decisions
In Bass’ article, the tenuous and often contentious relationship between racial minorities and the police is examined. She argues that de jure segregation and discrimination have given way to de facto discriminatory policies and practices that perpetuate a relationship between racial minorities and the police that is substantially authoritarian, regulatory, and punitive in character.
police, policing gangs, civil liberties, African Americans — history, criminal justice, law — social control, police, United States — race relations, United States — social policy — drug control policy
Citation: Social Justice Vol. 28, No. 1 (2001): 156-176