Policing Diversity: Themes and Concerns from the Recent British Experience

Michael Rowe*

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The aim of this article is to provide an overview of the recent development of the notion of “policing diversity” in England and Wales. In addition to outlining why policing diversity has become a preeminent theme in current debates about policing, the article explores central conceptual issues and argues that it does represent a fundamental break with long-standing notions such as “policing by consent.” However, it argues that, taken to its logical conclusions, the concept might raise serious problems for the police service.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)424-446
Number of pages23
JournalPolice Quarterly
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2002
Externally publishedYes

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