Racial discrimination in policing and its effect on police/minority youth relations were explored in a federally funded Canadian race relations initiative, using semistructured dialogue and voice-centered relational data analysis. Participants were frontline police officers and male youth of color. For enhancing communication between the groups, findings emphasized ongoing, face-to-face interaction. Substantial related concerns were the need for trust, respect, self-preservation, information sharing, and improved police/minority youth relations. These were understood and highlighted as embedded within a system of ruling relations in the participants' sociocultural context. Implications of these issues for police relations with racialized youth and their communities are discussed.

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Keywords Department of Canadian Heritage, intergroup dialogue, Ottawa Police Service race data collection, police/youth relationship, police/youth-of-color dialogue, Policing, racial discrimination, racial profiling
Persistent URL dx.doi.org/10.1080/15377938.2013.837856
Journal Journal of Ethnicity in Criminal Justice
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Giwa, S. (Sulaimon), James, C.E. (Carl E.), Anucha, U. (Uzo), & Schwartz, K. (2014). Community Policing-A Shared Responsibility: A Voice-Centered Relational Method Analysis of a Police/Youth-of-Color Dialogue. Journal of Ethnicity in Criminal Justice, 12(3), 218–245. doi:10.1080/15377938.2013.837856