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    German policing at the intersection: race, gender, migrant status and mental health

    Bruce-Jones, Eddie (2015) German policing at the intersection: race, gender, migrant status and mental health. Race & Class 56 (3), pp. 36-49. ISSN 0306-3968.

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    Abstract

    Germany not only avoids using the term ‘race’, but its institutions, such as the police, refrain from collecting statistics according to race, gender, ethnicity and so on, which makes it hard to prove that police actions, and particularly violence, differentially affect non-white Germans. Examining a series of controversial cases in which non-white Germans have been killed in encounters with the police, the author argues for an understanding of how race and other identities intersect, and shows how the police mount a dubious ‘cultural defence’ – based on their perceived fears – to justify their disproportionate use of force. Deaths in custody provide a lens through which to view the need in Germany to identify and accept the presence of patterns of institutional racism.

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    Item Type: Article
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): death in custody gender Germany institutional racism intersectionality, mental health migrant police brutality policing race racial profiling
    School: School of Law
    Research Centres and Institutes: Gender and Sexuality, Birkbeck (BiGS), Social Research, Birkbeck Institute for (BISR)
    Depositing User: Eddie Bruce-Jones
    Date Deposited: 07 Jan 2015 10:01
    Last Modified: 24 Jun 2020 15:25
    URI: https://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/11387

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