Racist bullying of BAME (Black and Asian Minority Ethnic) women within police services in England: race, gender and police culture

Hasan, Marina (2021) Racist bullying of BAME (Black and Asian Minority Ethnic) women within police services in England: race, gender and police culture. International Journal of Police Science & Management, 23 (2). pp. 182-195. ISSN 1461-3557

[img]
Preview
Text
14613557211004619.pdf - Published Version
Available under License Creative Commons Attribution 4.0.

Download (216kB) | Preview
Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1177/14613557211004619

Abstract

This article examines the hidden and under-researched area of bullying and harassment of Black and Asian Minority Ethnic (BAME) women in the police service in England. It discusses the impact of a historical policy failure to acknowledge the importance of intersectionality in matters of diversity and the continuing struggle between race and gender. This contributes to the ‘invisibility and sexualization’ of BAME women in policing. In doing so, it makes BAME women susceptible to unique tactics of bullying and harassment that contribute to their impeded progression compared with their White counterparts. These unique tactics are enhanced by the police organization and enforced by police culture. The article concludes that the bullying and harassment of BAME women are underpinned by issues of patriarchy and racism that are difficult to challenge in a bureaucratic and hierarchical organization like the police.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Bullying, harassment, BAME women, police, race, gender
Subjects: L300 Sociology
L400 Social Policy
L700 Human and Social Geography
L900 Others in Social studies
M900 Other in Law
Department: Faculties > Arts, Design and Social Sciences > Social Sciences
Depositing User: Elena Carlaw
Date Deposited: 11 Mar 2021 09:28
Last Modified: 03 Jun 2021 11:45
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/45671

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item

Downloads

Downloads per month over past year

View more statistics