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Bruce-Jones, Eddie (2014) 'German Policing at the Intersection: Race, Gender, Migrant Status and Mental Health.' Race and Class, 56 (3). pp. 36-49.

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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.

Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: Race; Gender; Mental Health; Policing; German Law; Intersectionality
SOAS Departments & Centres: Departments and Subunits > School of Law
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
K Law > KJ Europe
H Social Sciences
K Law
ISSN: 03063968
Copyright Statement: This is the version of the article accepted for publication in Race and Class, 56 (3). pp. 36-49 (2014), published by Sage. Re-use is subject to the publisher’s terms and conditions
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Date Deposited: 14 Apr 2023 14:02
Related URLs: https://journal ... 306396814556223 (Publisher URL)

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