Black Police Associations and the police occupational culture

O'Neill, ME and Holdaway, S 2007, 'Black Police Associations and the police occupational culture' , in: Police Occupational Culture: New Debates and Directions , Sociology of Crime, Law and Deviance (8) , Elsevier Press / Emerald, pp. 253-274.

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In recent years, Black Police Associations (BPAs) have become key forces of change within the police service, involved in minority ethnic recruitment and retention initiatives, working closely with senior management, and also serving as mechanisms of support minority ethnic constabulary members and recruits. Most police services in England and Wales now have an officially recognised BPA, making it essential to consider the effect these groups have on the police occupational culture. Using data from our recent research project on BPAs, we explore issues such as the decreasing importance of rank and grading in the police culture; whether a parallel, ‘black’ occupational culture is emerging alongside the traditional ‘white’ one; the indirect influence BPAs have had as part of a wider process of change and the interplay between changing individuals and changing the institution as a whole.

Item Type: Book Section
Themes: Memory, Text and Place
Schools: Schools > School of Humanities, Languages & Social Sciences
Schools > School of Health and Society > Centre for Applied Research in Health, Welfare and Policy
Publisher: Elsevier Press / Emerald
Refereed: Yes
Series Name: Sociology of Crime, Law and Deviance
ISBN: 9780762313075
Depositing User: ME O'Neill
Date Deposited: 12 Jul 2011 15:22
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2022 11:48

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