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NCJ Number: 31611 Find in a Library
Title: ON THE ETIOLOGY OF POLICE AGGRESSION IN THE BLACK COMMUNITIES (FROM POLICE ROLES IN THE SEVENTIES PROFESSIONALIZATION IN AMERICA, 1975 BY JACK KINTON - SEE NCJ-31601)
Author(s): G L KIRKHAM
Corporate Author: Social Science and Sociological Resources
United States of America
Date Published: 1975
Page Count: 7
Sponsoring Agency: Social Science and Sociological Resources
Aurora, IL 60504
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THE AUTHOR DESCRIBES A PARTICIPANT-OBSERVER STUDY OF THE CAUSES OF AGGRESSIVE POLICE BEHAVIOR TOWARD BLACKS.
Abstract: IT IS SUGGESTED THAT THIS AGGRESSIVENESS IS A MEANS OF COPING WITH FEELINGS OF INSECURITY AND ENDANGERMENT. EXPRESSIONS OF VERBAL HOSTILITY TOWARD BLACKS, LIKE AGGRESSIVE GESTURES AND TONES IN ENCOUNTERS WITH THEM, REPRESENT INTERACTIONAL MECHANISMS WHICH HAVE THE SECURITY-CONFERRING EFFECT OF ASSURING AN OFFICER THAT HE IS IN CONTROL OF POTENTIALLY DANGEROUS INDIVIDUALS AND SITUATIONS. (AUTHOR ABSTRACT MODIFIED)
Index Term(s): Black/African Americans; Hostility; Police attitudes; Race relations
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