Recent protests in the United States, France, Brazil, Nigeria, and beyond have brought renewed attention to biases and violence in systems of policing. While most of the recent protests have focused on race and police brutality, race is not the only factor that leads to discrimination and aggression in civilian interactions with the police. Despite a global rise in supremacist and nationalist violence against religious communities in the past few years, certain minoritized religious groups remain stereotyped as the promoters and perpetrators of violence, and often suffer discrimination and physical abuse during their interactions with authorities.
This special issue of the Journal of Criminological Research Policy and Practice invites articles that examine the intersection of race and religion in modern day violence and policing. We welcome submissions that relate to any aspect of this theme; however, we are particularly interested in research that examines the significance of race, ethnicity and/or nationality in:
- Police training on how to interact with minority or minoritized religious communities
- Profiling and stereotyping of religious “extremists,” “terrorists,” or “narco-cults”
- State/police surveillance of and violence against religious communities
- Government responses to violent crimes against religious persons or communities
Proposals of up to 500 words should be submitted to Dr. Danielle Boaz at email@example.com by March 31, 2021. Full papers of 5,000-7,000 words (inclusive of footnotes) will be due by September 30, 2021.