The SAGE Handbook of Global Policing examines and critically retraces the field of policing studies by posing and exploring a series of fundamental questions to do with the concept and institutions of policing and their relation to social and political life in today's globalized world. The volume is structured in the following four parts: Part One: Lenses Part Two: Social and Political Order Part Three: Legacies Part Four: Problems and Problematics. By bringing new lines of vision and new voices to the social analysis of policing, and by clearly demonstrating why policing matters, the Handbook will be an essential tool for anyone in the field.
Chapter 22: Policing after Civil Rights: The Legacy of Police Opposition to the Civil Rights Movement for Contemporary American Policing
Policing after Civil Rights: The Legacy of Police Opposition to the Civil Rights Movement for Contemporary American Policing
INTRODUCTION: THE UNFINISHED CONFLICT
As periodic outbreaks of rioting, and violent events within other demonstrations in most wealthy liberal societies across the globe suggests, contemporary police forces in liberal multicultural societies face an abiding deficit of legitimacy or ‘lack of trust’ especially in minority communities, but easily spreading to the broader society especially among members of the millennial generation (Tyler and Huo 2002, Rios 2011, Meares this volume). This is especially true of the aggressive forms of policing in the US that have been promoted in recent decades as ...