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NCJ Number: 14147 Find in a Library
Title: INTERACTION ANALYSIS OF POLICE-BLACK RELATIONS
Author(s): S CROSS; E RENNER
Corporate Author: Northwestern University
School of Law
Managing Editor
United States of America
Date Published: 1974
Page Count: 8
Sponsoring Agency: Northwestern University
Chicago, IL 60611
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: A SOCIOLOGICAL THEORY IS USED TO ANALYZE THE NATURE OF PERSON-TO-PERSON CONFLICT BETWEEN POLICE AND CITIZENS OF THE BLACK COMMUNITY.
Abstract: ACCORDING TO THIS THEORY, THERE IS CONFLICT WHEN AN INDIVIDUAL ENCOUNTERS SOMEONE WHOSE EXPECTATIONS FOR THAT SITUATION ARE DIFFERENT FROM HIS OWN. SINCE BOTH BLACKS AND POLICE EACH HAVE EXPECTATIONS OF THE OTHER'S BEHAVIOR THAT DIFFER FROM THE OTHER'S SELF IMAGE OF HIS OWN BEHAVIOR, CONFLICT IS LIKELY. THIS ANALYSIS ASSUMES THAT IT IS THE UNPREDICTABILITY OF THE OTHER'S BEHAVIOR WHICH CAUSES FEARS AND NEGATIVE ATTITUDES. THE STUDY RECOMMENDS THAT THIS PRINCIPLE BE MADE THE BASIS FOR POLICECOMMUNITY RELATIONS TRAINING PROGRAMS.
Index Term(s): Attitudes; Attitudes toward authority; Black/African Americans; Conflict resolution; Interpersonal relations; Perception; Police community relations; Race relations; Sociology; Theory
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