“Policing, Mental Health, and Racialized Incorporation: Evidence from Muslim American Communities Targeted by CVE Programs” Abstract: Since President Obama’s 2011 strategic plan to counter violent extremism through community partnerships, local law enforcement agencies across the U.S. have implemented community policing programs targeting Muslim American communities with the stated goal of building trust and generating greater information sharing and collaboration. Yet evidence from the ground shows that Muslim Americans’ perceptions of these programs are highly variant, even in jurisdictions with the most celebrated policing practices. More alarmingly, these programs have significant consequences for Muslim Americans’ perceptions of discrimination, mental health, and subsequent pathways of incorporation. This study draws on an analysis of 40 focus groups with 200 Muslim Americans, bringing together insights from theories of criminology, health, and migration to explain how policing patterns divergent perceptions of discrimination and mental health outcomes among Muslim Americans, segmenting pathways of immigrant incorporation. Find out more about Prof. Hajar Yazdiha
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