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    Invisible minorities: challenging community and neighbourhood models of policing

    Moran, Leslie (2007) Invisible minorities: challenging community and neighbourhood models of policing. Criminology and Criminal Justice 7 (4), pp. 417-441. ISSN 1748-8958.

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    Abstract

    This article explores challenges that non-normative sexualities, in particular ‘lesbian’ and ‘gay’ generate for ‘community’ and ‘neighbourhood’ models and practices of policing. It pursues this objective by way of a series of reflections arising out of a number of encounters with lesbians and gay men, the police, policy makers and activists all of whom have been involved in an ongoing project of generating debate, building policies and changing the day-to-day operation of policing in England and Wales. These encounters occurred over a five-year period in several different geographical and institutional locations. The article concludes with a critique of two themes that connect these incidents: the use of the ‘minority model’ lesbian and gay community and the use of ‘stranger danger’ as the model of homophobic violence to explain that community’s distinctive experience of violence.

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    Item Type: Article
    School: Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Law
    Depositing User: Sarah Hall
    Date Deposited: 15 Apr 2019 15:21
    Last Modified: 15 Apr 2019 15:21
    URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/27199

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