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NCJ Number: 148469 Find in a Library
Title: Racial Prejudice and Support for the Death Penalty by Whites
Journal: Journal of Research on Crime and Delinquency  Volume:31  Issue:2  Dated:(May 1994)  Pages:202-209
Author(s): S E Barkan; S F Cohn
Date Published: 1994
Page Count: 8
Type: Research (Applied/Empirical)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Using data from the 1990 General Social Survey, this study investigates whether white attitudes toward the death penalty are associated with racial prejudice.
Abstract: Researchers selected several items in the racial attitudes module of the survey that would measure racial prejudice and perhaps predict white support for the death penalty. The items were developed into an antipathy toward blacks scale and a racial stereotyping scale. Independent variables included in the study were political conservatism, fear of crime, education, age, gender, Southern residence, and population size of the respondent's place of interview. The results showed that whites are likely to be prejudiced against blacks and supportive of capital punishment. 1 table and 37 references
Main Term(s): Criminology
Index Term(s): Capital punishment; Corrections; Race relations; Statistics
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