|描述：||1 online resource (pages cm).|
|内容：||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 --
Determinants of public ATP across races/ethnics --
Discussion and conclusion.
|丛书名：||Criminal justice : recent scholarship|
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-initi.