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Title: Supporting the Local Police - The Differential Group Basis of Varieties of Support
Journal: Police Studies  Volume:6  Issue:3  Dated:(Fall 1983)  Pages:50-56
Author(s): O Marenin
Date Published: 1983
Page Count: 7
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
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Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Support for the local police is measured by a yes or no vote on a bond issue for a new building for the police department. Data on how people voted, their reasons for voting, demographic traits and attitudes were gathered by a survey instrument.
Abstract: Attitudinal support for police did not correlate with a yes vote. The author suggests that respondents were under cross-pressures, caught among attitudes which support the police, other ideological beliefs, and immediate self-interest. (Publisher abstract)
Index Term(s): Public Opinion of the Police
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