Racial Violence and Harassment

Virdee, S. (1995) Racial Violence and Harassment. Series: PSI research report (729). Policy Studies Institute: London. ISBN 9780853746478

Virdee, S. (1995) Racial Violence and Harassment. Series: PSI research report (729). Policy Studies Institute: London. ISBN 9780853746478

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Abstract

Any useful discussion of how racial violence and harassment should be tackled needs to be based on a thorough understanding of the nature and scale of the problem. The official figures on the extent of racial violence and harassment in Britain are based on police statistics and the British Crime Survey. This book offers a critical evaluation and assessment of these sources, to see if the problem has, as some claim, increased. The report reviews a number of small-scale studies in local areas where racial violence and harassment is known to be a problem. Detailed questioning about the experience of racial violence and harassment - particularly 'low-level' harassment - among a sample of African Caribbean and South Asian respondents then reveals: where such incidents take place; who the perpetrators are; what, if anything, the people subject to such violence and harassment try to do about it; and the extent to which people's lives are affected, beyond the actual harassment that takes place.<p></p> The report concludes with a discussion of the key issues involved in addressing the problem more effectively.<p></p>

Item Type:Books
Status:Published
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Virdee, Professor Satnam
Authors: Virdee, S.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Social and Political Sciences > Sociology Anthropology and Applied Social Sciences
Publisher:Policy Studies Institute
ISBN:9780853746478
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