Malcolm D. Holmes
Publisher: State University of New York Press (November 13, 2008)
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What explanations police brutality, and why are minority electorate the first sufferers? Social scientists usually characteristic the habit to poorly controlled police departments, undesirable law enforcement officials, or the pursuits of the strong in controlling minorities perceived as felony threats. Malcolm D. Holmes and Brad W. Smith contend that those motives fail to spot key explanations of police misconduct, really using over the top strength. concentrating on the interplay of standard social-psychological techniques and the deprived stipulations of minority neighborhoods, Holmes and Smith advance an built-in version of police brutality that takes under consideration modern thought and study on social id, stereotypes, and feelings components that produce intergroup tensions and will set off unwarranted acts of aggression. Their technique overcomes present theoretical problems and increases the query of ways this advanced social challenge will be successfully addressed."