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The Continuing Significance of Race: An Analysis Across Two Levels of Policing


  • Patricia Y. Warren


Survey research has demonstrated that there is significant race variation in perceptions of the police, with black citizens holding lower levels of trust than do whites. Although these differences have been well documented, few studies have examined if and how these differences vary across police organizations. Using survey data from the North Carolina Highway Traffic Study, the objective of this research was to explore the influence of vicarious experience and perceptions of racial profiling in accounting for racial variation in trust across two levels of policing-highway patrol and city/local police. Copyright (c) 2010 by the Southwestern Social Science Association.

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  • Patricia Y. Warren, 2010. "The Continuing Significance of Race: An Analysis Across Two Levels of Policing," Social Science Quarterly, Southwestern Social Science Association, vol. 91(4), pages 1025-1042.
  • Handle: RePEc:bla:socsci:v:91:y:2010:i:4:p:1025-1042

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    1. John MacDonald & Robert J. Stokes & Greg Ridgeway & K. Jack Riley, 2007. "Race, Neighbourhood Context and Perceptions of Injustice by the Police in Cincinnati," Urban Studies, Urban Studies Journal Limited, vol. 44(13), pages 2567-2585, December.
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