Police Brutality, Racial Profiling, and Discrimination in the Criminal Justice System

Police Brutality, Racial Profiling, and Discrimination in the Criminal Justice System

Stephen Egharevba (University of Turku, Finland)
Indexed In: PsycINFO®, SCOPUS
Release Date: November, 2016|Copyright: © 2017 |Pages: 372
ISBN13: 9781522510888|ISBN10: 1522510885|EISBN13: 9781522510895|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-1088-8

Description

In order to protect and defend citizens, the foundational concepts of fairness and equality must be adhered to within any criminal justice system. When this is not the case, accountability of authorities should be pursued to maintain the integrity and pursuit of justice.

Police Brutality, Racial Profiling, and Discrimination in the Criminal Justice System is an authoritative reference source for the latest scholarly material on social problems involving victimization of minorities and police accountability. Presenting relevant perspectives on a global and cross-cultural scale, this book is ideally designed for researchers, professionals, upper-level students, and practitioners involved in the fields of criminal justice and corrections.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Crime Witness Non-Cooperation
  • Juvenile Delinquency
  • Legal Aid Systems
  • Media Coverage
  • Police Legitimacy
  • Race Discrimination
  • Victimology

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Stephen Egharevba holds a (Ph.D) in Social policy/Criminology, University of Turku, Finland. He is a consultant and Research director at Cosconsult International. His research interest includes Policing, Minority rights, and the intersection of race in criminal justice system as well as cultural criminology and anti-discrimination law. He has published several articles and book chapters on immigrants and police relations, injustices, and inequality in the criminal justice systems. His current research explores newcomers’ perception of the legal authority in Finland.

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