Institutional Racism after Macpherson: An Analysis of Police Views

  title={Institutional Racism after Macpherson: An Analysis of Police Views},
  author={S. Holdaway and M. O’Neill},
  journal={Policing and Society},
  pages={349 - 369}
  • S. Holdaway, M. O’Neill
  • Published 2006
  • Sociology
  • Policing and Society
  • Lord Macpherson's definition of institutional racism was central to his report about the police investigation into the murder of Stephen Lawrence. It was also integral to his recommendations for the reform of the police in England and Wales. Lord Macpherson argued for changes to race relations within constabularies. His notion of institutional racism is scrutinized in this article, based on evidence from a two-year project about Black Police Associations in the United Kingdom. Different… CONTINUE READING


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