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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 5: The Color of Safety: The Psychology of Race and Policing
Psychology offers a great deal of insight to the study of policing. As a discipline, it is principally concerned with the relations between mental processes, the environment, and behavior. Central to the study of psychology is the belief that behavior emerges from a complex amalgam of contextual factors interacting with internal cognitive, emotional, and biological mechanisms. From a psychological perspective a complete understanding of policing and the role it plays in ordering society must not only include an examination of the nature of the job and the environment within which it is conducted, but also an examination of the internal mental faculties ...