Perpetual Suspects: A Critical Race Theory of Black and Mixed-Race Experiences of Policing – eBook


eBook details

  • Author: Lisa J. Long
  • File Size: 2 MB
  • Format: PDF
  • Length: 245 pages
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication Date: September 7, 2018
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B07FKCF56V
  • ISBN-10: 3319982397,  3030074706
  • ISBN-13: 9783319982397, 9783030074708


Grounded in Critical Race Theory (CRT), Perpetual Suspects (PDF) studies black and mixed-race men and women’s experiences of policing in the United Kingdom (UK). As a result of an intersectional analysis of class, race, and gender it evaluates the construction of the suspect, enlightening the ways in which racism and race shape police contact. This counter-story to the leading narrative challenges the erasure of race through the contemporary ‘diversity’ agenda. Overall, this ebook proposes that making racism visible can disturb power structures and make change possible. It makes a timely contribution to this considerably under-researched area and will be of interest to educators, college students, and scholars of Criminology, Law, Social Sciences, and Humanities. It will also be of interest to criminal justice communities, practitioners, and activists.