Nottinghamshire police: experiences of Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) police officers as victims of hate crimes/incidents (externally) and of bias and prejudice (internally)

Zempi, I. ORCID: 0000-0002-1719-8573, 2021. Nottinghamshire police: experiences of Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) police officers as victims of hate crimes/incidents (externally) and of bias and prejudice (internally). Nottingham: Nottingham Trent University.

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Abstract

This qualitative study investigated the occupational experiences of Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) police officers working in Nottinghamshire Police. Using 33 individual interviews and 5 focus group interviews, the study explored BAME officers’ experiences of hate crimes/incidents ‘externally’ (e.g. from members of the public, suspects and offenders) and of bias and prejudice ‘internally’ within the force (e.g. from work colleagues and supervisors). The findings suggest that externally, the majority of participants experienced hate crimes and incidents on duty because of the intersectionality of their police identity and personal identities. Internally, the majority of participants experienced bias and prejudice from their colleagues and supervisors because of core aspects of their personal identity, namely race, religion and gender. However, it is important to point out that the size of the sample in this study is small, and also, it is not statistically representative to allow for generalising the findings. The report offers a list of recommendations for addressing, managing and reducing the problem both externally and internally. The report also outlines the actions taken by Nottinghamshire Police to address the identified problem. Building on the current findings of the study, it is imperative that further research is conducted in order to examine BAME officers’ occupational experiences further and evaluate the effectiveness of current actions put in place by Nottinghamshire Police to address the identified problem.

Item Type: Research report for external body
Description: Commissioning body: Office of Nottinghamshire Police and Crime Commissioner
Creators: Zempi, I.
Publisher: Nottingham Trent University
Place of Publication: Nottingham
Date: 18 February 2021
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Divisions: Schools > School of Social Sciences
Record created by: Jonathan Gallacher
Date Added: 23 Feb 2021 11:47
Last Modified: 23 Feb 2021 11:47
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/42363

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