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Palgrave Studies in Race, Ethnicity, Indigeneity and Criminal Justice

Race, Immigration, and Social Control

Immigrants’ Views on the Police

Authors: Sun, Ivan Y., Wu, Yuning

  • Examines critical issues in the policing of immigrants
  • Focuses on the views of the US police among Chinese, Hispanic and Arabic immigrants
  • Asks whether race and ethnicity play a role in immigrant-police relations
  • Discusses whether immigrants pose a threat to public safety
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About this book

This book discusses the issues surrounding race, ethnicity, and immigrant status in U.S. policing, with a special focus on immigrant groups’ perceptions of the police and factors that shape their attitudes toward the police. It focuses on the perceptions of three rapidly growing yet understudied ethnic groups – Hispanic/Latino, Chinese, and Arab Americans. Discussion of their perceptions of and experience with the police revolves around several central themes, including theoretical frameworks, historical developments, contemporary perceptions, and emerging challenges. This book appeals to those interested in or researching policing, race relations, and immigration in society, and to domestic and foreign government officials who carry law enforcement responsibilities and deal with citizens and immigrants in particular. 


About the authors

Ivan Y. Sun is Professor in the Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice at University of Delaware, USA. His research interests include police attitudes and behavior, public evaluations of criminal justice, and crime and justice in Asian societies. He has published three books and more than 80 refereed journal articles.

Yuning Wu is Associate Professor in the Department of Criminal Justice at Wayne State University, USA. Her research interests include citizen perceptions of criminal justice, police behavior and attitudes, victimization and fear of crime. She has published over 50 refereed journal articles in these areas. 

Reviews

“Immigration is one of the biggest stories of the 21st Century - everywhere, people are on the move. This timely book considers the contested status of police-immigrant relations in the United States. It outlines commonalities within the immigrant experience, then digs into the factors that differentiate how various groups have been received. The fascinating results challenge simple assumptions about both policing and new arrivers, and point to strategies for better serving the needs of all Americans. Highly recommended.” (Wesley G Skogan, Northwestern University)

“This book provides the first major, substantive, potentially foundational treatment of a large complex tapestry – namely, the views held toward the police by the Latino, Chinese, and Arab community immigrants in the US.  Not only does this book compile a first-rate summary of the as yet scant research available, but it also reports noteworthy findings from original research conducted by the authors for this book.  This is a must read book for scholars, police leaders, and civically-engaged citizens wishing to be part of the solution rather than remaining part of the problem.” (Nicholas P. Lovrich, Washington State University)

“The authors should be congratulated for publishing this timely work on immigrants and their views on the police.  The book will surely become a standard work of references for all those who seek to understand this important and inseparable component of the US population, regardless who is the president.” (Liqun Cao, University of Ontario Institute of Technology)

“These authors bring both clarity of thought and methodological rigor to a red hot topic of public interest. The book elegantly analyses the theoretical and practical issues and implications for those who would seek to develop police practices that foster trust and confidence among those groups who have come to entertain distrust towards police.” (Bill Hebenton, University of Manchester)

Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Sun, Ivan Y. (et al.)

    Pages 1-7

  • Race/Ethnicity as the Defining Characteristic of Policing in the U.S.

    Sun, Ivan Y. (et al.)

    Pages 9-34

  • Policing the Country’s Newcomers

    Sun, Ivan Y. (et al.)

    Pages 35-55

  • The Apparent Immigrants: Latinos’ Attitudes Toward the Police

    Sun, Ivan Y. (et al.)

    Pages 57-77

  • Model Minorities and Forever Foreigners: Chinese Americans’ Attitudes Toward the Police

    Sun, Ivan Y. (et al.)

    Pages 79-106

Buy this book

eBook $99.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-349-95807-8
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $129.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-349-95806-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Race, Immigration, and Social Control
Book Subtitle
Immigrants’ Views on the Police
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in Race, Ethnicity, Indigeneity and Criminal Justice
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-349-95807-8
DOI
10.1057/978-1-349-95807-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-349-95806-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 187
Number of Illustrations and Tables
1 b/w illustrations
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