How Things Fall Apart: Race and Suspicion in Police-Civilian Encounters

Title

How Things Fall Apart: Race and Suspicion in Police-Civilian Encounters

Authors

Nikki Jones

Files

Description

Drawing on years of field research among Black residents in urban neighborhoods, interviews with police, and video recordings of police-civilian encounters, sociologist Nikki Jones (University of California, Berkeley) illustrates how race, suspicion and bias shape the earliest moments of such encounters. She will also share findings from her research which reveals key interactional adjustments that could be used to improve the quality of police encounters with the public.

Publication Date

10-28-2015

Keywords

race, police-civilian encounters, bias, urban neighborhoods

Disciplines

Law Enforcement and Corrections | Race and Ethnicity | Social Control, Law, Crime, and Deviance

How Things Fall Apart: Race and Suspicion in Police-Civilian Encounters
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