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Unhappy dialogue : the Metropolitan Police and Black Londoners in post-war Britain

Author: James Whitfield, (Criminologist)
Publisher: Cullompton, Devon ; Portland, Or. : Willan Pub., 2004.
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This book is concerned with the origins of the often difficult relationship between the Metropolitan Police and London's West Indian community, and is the first detailed account of the relationship between them during the crucial early decades of largescale immigration. It shows how and why the early seeds of mistrust between police and black immigrants were sown, culminating in the subsequent riots and public  Read more...
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Whitfield, James, Dr.
Unhappy dialogue.
Cullompton, Devon ; Portland, Or. : Willan Pub., 2004
(DLC) 2004303969
(OCoLC)56043885
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: James Whitfield, (Criminologist)
ISBN: 9781134035076 1134035071 9781843924890 1843924897
OCLC Number: 655091509
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 227 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Cover; Contents; List of tables and figures; List of abbreviations; Preface and acknowledgements; Foreword; Introduction; 1 Note quite what the government had in mind: West Indian immigration in the 1950's; 2 The police and British society in an era of affluence and decolonisation; 3 Only on our terms: the Met's unhappy dialogue with representative organisations; 4 The home Secretary's over-mighty subject: the Netropolitan Police; 5 Recruitment problems, racial awareness training and becoming a real policeman; 6 Negative stereotyping: the Met and the West Indian Immigrant. 7 Lack of commitment, lessons that went unheeded and the dawn of a new eraAppendix I List of interviewees; Appendix II; Appendix III; Bibliography; Index.
Responsibility: James Whitfield.

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