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NCJ Number: 35429 Find in a Library
Title: POLICE OVERPERCEPTOON OF GHETTO HOSTILITY (PERCEPTION IN CRIMINOLOGY, 1975 BY RICHARD L HENSHEL AND ROBERT A SILVERMAN - SEE NCJ-32885)
Author(s): T J CRAWFORD
Corporate Author: Columbia University Press
United States of America
Date Published: 1975
Page Count: 10
Sponsoring Agency: Columbia University Press
New York, NY 10025
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: REPORT ON A STUDY CONDUCTED AMONG GHETTO RESIDENTS IN A SMALL CALIFORNIA INDUSTRIAL CITY TO GAUGE POLICE ACCURACY IN PREDICTING RESIDENTS' HOSTILITY TOWARD POLICE.
Abstract: THE STUDY WAS UNDERTAKEN TO EXPLORE AN ADDITIONAL ASPECT OF THE OVERPERCEPTION OF HOSTILITY HYPOTHESIS WHICH ATTRIBUTES VIOLENT POLICE OVERREACTION TO RELATIVELY SLIGHT HOSTILE ACTS AND WHICH SUGGESTS THAT POLICE OVERPERCEPTION OF GHETTO HOSTILITY WILL AFFECT DAILY POLICE/CITIZEN ENCOUNTERS IN A DETRIMENTAL WAY. QUESTIONNAIRES WERE ADMINISTERED TO 397 ADULT GHETTO RESIDENTS TO DETERMINE THEIR ATTITUDES TOWARD POLICE AND TO POLICE OFFICERS TO PREDICT GHETTO RESIDENT RESPONSES AND GATHER INFORMATION CONCERNING THE RESPONDENTS' EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUNDS. THE OFFICERS' PREDICTIONS WERE FOUND TO SIGNIFICANTLY OVERESTIMATE RESPONDENTS' HOSTILITY.
Index Term(s): Discrimination; Hostility; Police attitudes; Public Attitudes/Opinion; Studies
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