Race place and suburban policing has 9 ratings and 2 reviews joy weese said this was a book club selection for our group based in kirkwood the subur. Inrace place and suburban policing andrea s boyles presents a gripping and at times alarming depiction of police community relations in meacham park an african american enclave of kirkwood missouri boyles skillfully demonstrates how both race and community context help shape meacham park . Race place and suburban policing too close for comfort in this book university of california press race place and suburban policing too close for comfort race place and suburban policing tells the full story of social injustice racialized policing nationally profiled shootings and the ambiguousness of black life in a suburban . It is in this context that andrea boyles book race place and suburban policing is so timely she argues that both race and place based biases shape how black communities are policed reflecting historical patterns of discrimination and domination. Race place and suburban policing is a well written book grounded in solid social theory and research its focus on suburbia adds a relatively fresh dimension to the study of policing in america which has almost always focused on urban policing with a significant substrate of rural policing
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