Racism in Policing: Amplified by Social Control

Jori Reiken
5 min readFeb 19, 2022

Racism in policing is not a formal policy but it is at the latent level of police subculture. Police officers are one of many social organizations that have power and control over the general population to the extent that they are able to perform acts that reflect the values of both the governing bodies and society itself. This paper will discuss how government social control amplifies racism at the police level through the institution and community policing as an effort to improve relationships within minority communities.

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