Racism within the Uk police

As a group of five we will draw up a management briefing report which will critically evaluate the BBC television programme The Secret Policeman Returns on reviewing the policy on ethnic diversity and the potential impact of promotions within the police force of Great Britain. We will work on the three following areas firstly we will look at the key aspects of the causes and extent of racial discrimination in the employment market and evaluate its contribution to business effectiveness.

Secondly we will examine the ethnic diversity process/institutional discrimination, looking at the practicalities and weaknesses and inconsistencies in the underlying theory. And finally we will formulate a broad perspective and more proactive approach to promotions within the labour market.

The ethnic diversity process within the institute of the police force is still near enough the same as it was five years ago the first signs of the problem were highlighted in the panorama programme in a episode named the secret policeman which aired the BBC five years ago and the problem five years later seems to be the same but is more hidden since it was discovered five years ago the problem is once again highlighted on the panorama programme in the episode named the secret policeman returns which aired the BBC in 2008.

The problems around discrimination within the police force targets the BME officers it is unfair upon them as they have to put in twice the work to be recognised amongst their white peers. Racism is not only a problem in the police force but is described to be a 'national problem1'. So this makes the ethnic diversity process within the institute of the police force in Great Britain disadvantages ethnic workers.

The problem is known as institutionalized racism the definition of this term is 'it is a term encompassing the often unintentional barriers and selection/promotion procedures which serve to disadvantage members of ethnic minority groups2'. This means that ethnic groups within the police force within Great Britain are disadvantaged at getting promoted compared to their white peers and also makes it hard to spot the issue of racism as the whole institution is working together to make the problem unnoticeable.

In the program the secret policeman returns it is mentioned that 'racism has gone underground but is still there and visible3' to the affected party so this is a prime example of institutionalized racism within the police force. This is a bad scenario for most of the BME officers as all will be subjected to a form of racism if working in the police force they have to work twice as hard as any other officer who is not a BME to be recognised within the police force.

BME officers may be treated unequally to non BME officers when a promotion offer comes along as they are not as equal to their non BME peers to be promoted. This will make the BME officers under-represented as there are not many high status police officers within the Police force of Great Britain so this will make it hard for any comments to be taken seriously by high status officers. There is a large amount of illegality in the treatment of the BME workers in an organisation that is created for imposing legislative powers upon the public of Great Britain.

This makes it difficult for the force to implement their full powers of legality as they have many illegal implications within their own organisation which makes the whole force look hypocritical to its workers when they are illegally discriminated against in an organisation that is created to impose illegality within every part of the country whether it be in public, work place or within their own organisation that is the job of the police force of Great Britain. This will have an effect on all the BME staff if they come into contact with such discrimination and will give a negative outlook towards the police force of Great Britain.

Bibliography

Books Alan Price. (2007) Human Resource management in a business context (third edition), Thomson. TV Programmes The Secret policeman Returns 2008, Television programme, Panorama, BBC One, England, 6 October. Key talent Jeremy Vine participant Mark Daly. 1 The Secret policeman Returns 2008, Television programme, Panorama, BBC One, England, 6 October. 2 Alan Price. (2007) Human Resource management in a business context (third edition) - page 614. 3 The Secret policeman Returns 2008, Television programme, Panorama, BBC One, England, 6 October.