Policing: Social Control and Race


  • Shonda K. Lawrence Jackson State University
  • Candace N. Carter Jackson State University


African American men, policing, social justice, criminal justice


This is a reflective piece on the impact of the police presence in a community on a young African American child after the assassination of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. A discussion of social control and race are presented. Recommendations for social justice efforts are offered.


Author Biographies

Shonda K. Lawrence, Jackson State University

Chair/Associate Professor, Bachelor of Social Work Program

Candace N. Carter, Jackson State University

Visiting Assistant Professor




How to Cite

Lawrence, S. K., & Carter, C. N. (2016). Policing: Social Control and Race. Reflections: Narratives of Professional Helping, 21(3), 34–37. Retrieved from https://reflectionsnarrativesofprofessionalhelping.org/index.php/Reflections/article/view/1362