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NCJ Number: 249647 Find in a Library
Title: The Importance of Being Satisfied: A Longitudinal Exploration of Police Contact, Procedural Injustice, and Subsequent Delinquency
Journal: Criminal Justice and Behavior  Volume:43  Issue:1  Dated:January 2016  Pages:7-26
Author(s): L. A. Slocum; S. Ann Wiley; F. A. Esbensen
Date Published: January 2016
Page Count: 20
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
Washington, DC 20531
Grant Number: 2006-JV-FX-0011
Document: PDF
Type: Report (Grant Sponsored); Report (Study/Research); Research (Applied/Empirical)
Format: Article; Document (Online)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Using four waves of data, this study explored the multiple ways in which being stopped or arrested and procedural injustice act in concert to affect later delinquency among youth who have had police contacts, and it also assessed how these effects differed based on youth’s evaluations of their police encounters.
Abstract: Study findings indicate that the total effect on delinquency of being stopped or arrested by police depended on the youth’s level of satisfaction with the encounter. In addition, procedural injustice mediated some of the effect of police contact on delinquency, but its relationship with delinquency was not direct. The study concludes that the negative consequences of being stopped or arrested were mitigated, but not eliminated, when the police contact was perceived favorably by the involved youth. (Publisher abstract modified)
Main Term(s): Police juvenile relations
Index Term(s): Juvenile offender attitudes; Juvenile Recidivism; Juvenile Risk Factors; Longitudinal studies; NIJ grant-related documents; NIJ Resources; Police attitudes toward delinquents; Recidivism causes
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