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Boys, you wanna give me some action?

Subtitle Interventions into Policing of Racialised Communities in Melbourne

‘Boys, you wanna give me some action?’: Interventions into Policing of Racialised Communities in Melbourne examined African young peoples’ experience of policing in three regions of Melbourne, including the Western suburbs.

It found that ‘community policing’ initiatives do not ameliorate the commonly identified negative impacts of traditional over-policing practices. In fact, the relationships fostered between police and African young people through community policing initiatives were often used for intelligence gathering purposes and were ultimately damaging for the young people involved, leading in some cases to criminal proceedings.

CLC/Agency Western Suburbs Legal Service
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Area of Law
  • Children and young people
  • Discrimination and human rights
  • Immigration and refugees
  • Police powers
  • Community organisation
  • Community workers
  • Lawyers
  • Local government
  • State government
  • VIC
Method of Delivery
  • Community consultation
  • Publication
  • Research, survey or needs analysis
Project Type
  • Community Development
Project uploaded to CLEAR 7th June 2012
Contact Person Gill Davy
Contact Position Community Legal Education Worker
Contact Email
Contact Phone (03) 9391 2244
Production/Delivery Date 2010
Evaluation Not Stated
Edition 1st

As this project has exceeded its review date it is recommended that the author/auspicing agency be contacted to confirm the currency of the information provided. 

Sponsor / Partner Agencies

Springvale Monash Legal Service (lead agency), Fitzroy Legal Service and Legal Services Board (funding body).

Review Date 7th June 2013

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