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"Race, Place, and Suburban Policing": Too Close for Comfort

Andrea S. Boyles


While considerable attention has been given to contentious encounters between black citizens and the police in urban communities, there have been few analyses of such interactions elsewhere. By default, urban experiences have become the template for what relationships between black citizens and the police look like, giving the impression that negative black experiences in other locations are exceptions. Race, Place, and Suburban Policing: Too Close for Comfort addressesthe biases of place and, with racialized policing experiences at the helm, tells a full story of social injustice and the ambi ... More

Keywords: blacks, police, harassment, misconduct, brutality, justice, discrimination, racism, criminal justice system, Meacham Park, Kirkwood

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780520282384
Published to California Scholarship Online: September 2016 DOI:10.1525/california/9780520282384.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Andrea S. Boyles, author
Lindenwood University-Belleville