Policing and Disaffected Communities


In recent years, a great deal has been written about the relationships between the police and disadvantaged, alienated or disaffected communities. For the first time, all this information is brought together in one volume, in which Trevor Jones and Tim Newburn provide a thorough review of all the available literature on policing and disaffected communities. They consider the extent of dissaffection with the police; what distinguishes disaffected communities from those having more conciliatory relationships with the police; the sources of disaffection; and what, if anything, can be done to improve problematic police-community relationships.


  • Background
  • The Extent and Nature of Disaffected Communities
  • Explaining Disaffection
  • Measures to Address Disaffection
  • Conclusions

ISBN: 0853747032