Policing Against Black People

This major report on policing in Britain demonstrates how a whole underclass of black people, situated in the most deprived areas of the inner city, have been marked out for a particular form of policing.

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Broadly speaking, black people’s day-to-day encounters with the police demonstrate an almost systematic disregard for their civil liberties.

‘The measure of a society’s freedom is, in the final analysis, the measure of the accountability of its police force to the public it serves.’


By the Institute of Race Relations. A5, 184pp., ISBN 0 85001 033 0, 1987.