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Policing diversity : determinants of white, Black, and Hispanic attitudes toward police

Author: Yung-Lien Lai
Publisher: El Paso : LFB Scholarly Publishing LLC, 2013.
Series: Criminal justice (LFB Scholarly Publishing LLC)
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"Lai extends the current knowledge of public attitudes toward the police (ATP) by examining two distinct dimensions: general and specific attitudes. The significant findings indicated that African Americans consistently reported unfavorable ATP across two dimensions, but the Hispanics did not have any significant influence. While ratings of police work were highly related to public ATP, victimization and violent  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Lai, Yung-Lien, 1972-
Policing diversity.
El Paso : LFB Scholarly Pub. LLC, 2013
(DLC) 2013000050
(OCoLC)823045454
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Yung-Lien Lai
ISBN: 9781593327071 1593327072
OCLC Number: 839389181
Description: 1 online resource (173 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Public attitudes toward the police in a democratic society --
A historical review of research on public ATP --
A review of measure on public ATP --
Theoretical models of research on public ATP --
Methodology --
Determinants of public ATP across races/ethnics --
Discussion and conclusion.
Series Title: Criminal justice (LFB Scholarly Publishing LLC)
Responsibility: Yung-Lien Lai.

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"Lai extends the current knowledge of public attitudes toward the police (ATP) by examining two distinct dimensions: general and specific attitudes. The significant findings indicated that African Americans consistently reported unfavorable ATP across two dimensions, but the Hispanics did not have any significant influence. While ratings of police work were highly related to public ATP, victimization and violent crime incidents decreased the levels of public rating among all respondents. Meanwhile, coproduction increased the levels of public ATP. Finally, both citizen-initiated and police-initiated interactions had significant influence on public ATP but varied among racial/ethnical groups. Policy implications and limitations were addressed"--Provided by publisher.

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