Ethnicity and police control: new arenas and forms
Although ethnicity in various ways shapes our perceptions and our actions regarding surveillance and control, researchers have not investigated these processes to any great extent. The research program aims to study how new forms of police control have developed in relation to ethnicity. By police control, we mean the activities that are conducted with regard to security, surveillance and examination of individuals and categories both via the state and outside and within it. Today, the police landscape has changed greatly; it includes more and more organizations, both public and private. The phenomenon has been noted in the international research literature with terms such as "plural policing", "the extended police family" or "multilateralization".