PERCEPTIONS OF RACIAL PROFILING: RACE, CLASS, AND PERSONAL EXPERIENCE *

PERCEPTIONS OF RACIAL PROFILING: RACE, CLASS, AND PERSONAL EXPERIENCE * Racial profiling by the police has become an increasingly controversial issue in recent years, but we know little about the extent of the problem and even less about public perceptions of profiling. This article analyzes recent national survey data on citizens' views of racial profiling. We find that both race and personal experience with profiling are strong predictors of attitudes toward profiling and that, among blacks, social class affects views of the prevalence and acceptability of the practice. The findings on social class point to the need for further investigation and explanation of class influences on evaluations of the police. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Criminology Wiley

PERCEPTIONS OF RACIAL PROFILING: RACE, CLASS, AND PERSONAL EXPERIENCE *

Criminology, Volume 40 (2) – May 1, 2002

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Wiley
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Copyright © 2002 Wiley Subscription Services, Inc., A Wiley Company
ISSN
0011-1384
eISSN
1745-9125
DOI
10.1111/j.1745-9125.2002.tb00962.x
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Abstract

Racial profiling by the police has become an increasingly controversial issue in recent years, but we know little about the extent of the problem and even less about public perceptions of profiling. This article analyzes recent national survey data on citizens' views of racial profiling. We find that both race and personal experience with profiling are strong predictors of attitudes toward profiling and that, among blacks, social class affects views of the prevalence and acceptability of the practice. The findings on social class point to the need for further investigation and explanation of class influences on evaluations of the police.

Journal

CriminologyWiley

Published: May 1, 2002

References

  • The impact of race on perceptions of criminal injustice
    Henderson, Henderson; Cullen, Cullen; Cao, Cao; Browning, Browning; Renee, Renee
  • Negotiating order in police work: An ecological theory of police response to deviance
    Klinger, Klinger
  • Determinants of attitudes toward city police
    Scaglion, Scaglion; Richard, Richard

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