Race and Policing in America: Conflict and Reform / Edition 1

Race and Policing in America: Conflict and Reform / Edition 1

by Ronald Weitzer, Steven A. Tuch
     
 

Race and Policing in America is about relations between police and citizens, with a focus on racial differences. It systematically examines Americans' opinions, preferences, and personal experiences regarding the police. Guided by group-position theory and using both existing studies and the authors' own quantitative and qualitative data from a nationally… See more details below

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Race and Policing in America is about relations between police and citizens, with a focus on racial differences. It systematically examines Americans' opinions, preferences, and personal experiences regarding the police. Guided by group-position theory and using both existing studies and the authors' own quantitative and qualitative data from a nationally representative survey of whites, blacks, and Hispanics this book examines the roles of personal experience, knowledge of others' experiences, mass media reporting on the police, and neighborhood conditions in structuring citizen views in four major areas: overall satisfaction with police in one's city and neighborhood, perceptions of several types of police misconduct, perceptions of police racial bias and discrimination, and evaluations of and support for a variety of reforms in policing.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521616911
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
04/30/2006
Series:
Cambridge Studies in Criminology Series
Edition description:
1ST
Pages:
238
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.59(d)

Table of Contents

1Police-minority relations in America1
2Police misconduct39
3Racially biased policing74
4Reforming the police124
5Conclusion : the continuing racial divide178

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