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Saarikkomäki, Elsa & Alvesalo-Kuusi, Anne (2020). Ethnic Minority Youths’ Encounters With Private Security Guards: Unwelcome in the City Space. Journal of Contemporary Criminal Justice, 36(1), 128–143.

An increasing amount of literature is suggesting that ethnic minorities perceive their relations with the police as negative and procedurally…

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Van Praet, S. (2022), “Police selectivity “on demand”: the role of organisational justice in promoting procedural justice”, Journal of Organizational Ethnography, Vol. 11 No. 2, pp. 194-209.

 procedural justice, action research, organisational justice, police selectivity, reactive policing

Purpose This paper presents the results of an action research with a Brussels’ police force. This research aimed to identify…

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Scalia, V. (2022), “Deadly dialogues: The Magherini case and police brutalities in Italy”, Journal of Organizational Ethnography, Vol. 11 No. 2, pp. 181-193.

brutality, enforcement, Italy, othering, police, procedure

Purpose This paper looks at police brutalities in Italy. In particular, the discussion focusses on the case of the death…

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Varghese, A. (2022), “Police interactions in post-colonial India: how particularistic accountability, legitimacy and tolerated illegality condition everyday policing in Delhi and Kerala”, Journal of Organizational Ethnography, Vol. 11 No. 2, pp. 162-180.

accountability, everyday, India, Legitimacy, police, power, tolerated illegality

Purpose The paper aims to relocate discussions on police stops and police interactions from the Anglophone world to the particularistic…

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Hendy, R. (2022), “Suspicious minds and suspicioning: constructing suspicion during policework”, Journal of Organizational Ethnography, Vol. 11 No. 2, pp. 132-146.

New Zealand, police practice, policing, South Australia, stop and search, suspicion

Purpose This article explores officer use of suspicion before informal police-citizen encounters as a method to further understand police officer…

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Saarikkomäki, Elsa (2018). Young people’s conceptions of trust and confidence in the crime control system: Differences between public and private policing. Criminology & Criminal Justice, 18, 156–172.

 procedural justice, focus groups, police, private security guards, Trust, youth

Private security increasingly participates in policing, thus changing the field of policing. However, there is a lack of research on…

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Saarikkomäki, Elsa (2021). Etnisten vähemmistönuorten kokemukset virallisesta kontrollista ja leimasta. [Experiences of label and control among ethnic minority youths in Finland, Finnish Criminology Journal] Kriminologia, 1(1), 20–38.

criminological labeling theory, Ethnic profiling, police, private security, youth

Finland is characterised by the high levels of trust in the police. Recently though, discussions have been raised about ethnic…

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