Joining The Police Force: A Case Study

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1. There would be an increase in trust for black citizens if police departments recruited more officers from minority groups. As a policy measure, recruitment is relatively easy to execute and to publicize shortly after execution. The presence of minority officers will enhance the image and legitimacy of police and possibly bring first-hand knowledge to the department on how to efficiently improve police interactions with minorities. However, the problem with this policy is that minorities may be reluctant to join the police force if its legitimacy among the group is low. And, additionally, minorities may be indifferent or unpleasant towards minorities who join the police force due to suspicious beliefs and the intentions of the reform.
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