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NCJ Number: 183606 Find in a Library
Title: Black and White Perceptions of the Appropriateness of Police Conduct (From System in Black and White: Exploring the Connections Between Race, Crime, and Justice, P 125-134, 2000, Michael W. Markowitz and Delores D. Jones-Brown, eds. -- See NCJ-183600)
Author(s): Daniel Kolodziejski; John Stilwell; Kimberly Torchiana; Michael W. Markowitz
Date Published: 2000
Page Count: 10
Sponsoring Agency: Praeger Publishers
Westport, CT 06881
Sale Source: Praeger Publishers
88 Post Road West
Westport, CT 06881
United States of America
Type: Collected Work
Format: Book (Hardbound)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: The results of this study showed significant differences between blacks and whites in their perceptions of the appropriateness of police conduct.
Abstract: The study sample included 110 white and 50 black students from a small university in a northeastern State. Twelve scenarios were constructed to measure participant perceptions of police conduct. The black participants were generally less supportive of actions taken by police officers. In addition to race, gender and area of residence had a significant impact on perceptions of policing. Women were clearly less supportive of police conduct in the scenarios than men. No significant differences between blacks and whites were found with respect to participants who had been or knew a crime victim and participants who had been arrested. The importance of the findings is discussed in terms of efforts by police agencies to improve their image in minority communities. 10 references and 7 tables
Main Term(s): Police-minority relations
Index Term(s): Black/African Americans; Black/White Attitude Comparisons; Caucasian/White Americans; Minorities; Police misconduct; Public Opinion of the Police; Race-crime relationships; Racial discrimination
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