."..clearly a valuable addition to the literature on urban governance as well as a contribution to the overall debate on multiculturalism in Australian society." Pacific Affairs
This book examines the dynamics of change and resistance in a police organisation. It aims at understanding why police racism persists in spite of years of reform. Using the experience of a large Australian police force, Janet Chan provides a well-argued and detailed assessment of why police reform has failed to change police practice. A highly original and valuable contribution to policing studies, this book pulls apart the traditional concept of police culture and offers a useful new way of thinking about cultural change.