'A piece of the pie' and more competition and hispanic employment on urban police forces

Nicholas Alozie, Enrique J. Ramirez

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Abstract

Further diversification of local police forces is essential in any systematic response to current difficulties in police-minority relations. The authors explore the relevance of out- and intragroup competition on Hispanic employment-one dimension of police diversification. The results indicate that competition is relevant in any dialogue on evolving ethnically diverse police forces or on increasing the role of Hispanic women. Black employment casts a negative influence on Hispanic employment generally, and that negative influence extends to Hispanic males and females separately. Generally, white females compete with Hispanics, particularly in minority Hispanic cities. Within Hispanic groups, the successes of Hispanic males and Hispanic females are zero-sum.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)456-475
Number of pages20
JournalUrban Affairs Review
Volume34
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1999

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Urban Studies

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