Emerging Paradigm for Policing Multiethnic Societies: Glimpses From the American Experience [open pdf - 209KB]
A new paradigm for policing multiethnic societies is emerging in which the balance between enforcing law and maintaining racial/ ethnic harmony is being reset in favor of the latter. This reflects a cultural shift towards greater tolerance of diversity. Its timing is opportune as massive international migration is reshaping the composition of formerly homogeneous populations. Community policing is a most suitable strategy for achieving race/ethnic harmony; but, the strategy alone is no guarantee. It must be knit to specific situations by politically sensitive officials.