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By Janet B. L. Chan

Police tradition is usually regarded as either a reason behind police deviance and a disadvantage for police reform. during this research of police racism and police reform in Australia, Janet Chan offers a severe evaluation of police initiative based on the matter of policeSHminorities family. The booklet examines the dynamics of swap and resistance inside of a company and captures the complexity and unpredictability of the switch strategy. It questions the application of the normal belief of police tradition and proposes a brand new framework for knowing the interrelationships one of the structural stipulations of police paintings, police cultural wisdom, and police perform. A hugely unique and worthwhile contribution to policing experiences and stories of organizational reform, the e-book is either empirically wealthy and theoretically trained.

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Those migrants who come from a police state are likely to have a very different perception of the role and the function of police. Any encounter with the police, for whatever reason, may be a frightening experience. [CAGD 1990: 60] The right to an interpreter has not been uniformly established in legislation throughout Australia - some States still rely on police and judicial discretion in establishing the need for an interpreter. The Australian Law Reform Commission's consultation shows, however, that statutory provisions requiring the use of interpreters may not in themselves be sufficient to remedy the problem.

Notes 1 The majority of Aboriginal people lived in New South Wales (26 per cent), Queensland (26 per cent), Western Australia (16 per cent) and the Northern Territory (15 per cent). However, indigenous people comprised 23 per cent of the population in the Northern Territory, compared with a maximum of 3 per cent in other States. 2 (1976) 11 ALR 412 (NT Sup Ct). CHAPTER 2 Discrimination and Police Work The problem of police racism is subject to varying interpretations. While many people would find the descriptions in the last chapter alarming, others are just as likely to dismiss them as exaggerated or isolated incidents.

Researchers in the Northern Territory also found evidence of this historical factor: The majority of people interviewed during this project described police operations in their country of origin in negative terms. The main reasons given were perceptions of bribery and corruption, over-policing and the tendency POLICING IN A MULTICULTURAL SOCIETY 27 to use violence. Filipino people commented frequently on individual instances of bribery, while Vietnamese people tended to view the police as part of one arm of an oppressive regime.

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