Race and Perceptions of Police Misconduct

@article{Weitzer2004RaceAP,
  title={Race and Perceptions of Police Misconduct},
  author={Ronald Weitzer and S. Tuch},
  journal={Social Problems},
  year={2004},
  volume={51},
  pages={305-325}
}
This article examines perceptions of police misconduct in the United States and the factors that influence these perceptions. Using data from a large, nationally representative survey of whites, African Americans, and Hispanics, we examine how citizens' views of four types of police misconduct—verbal abuse, excessive force, unwarranted stops, and corruption—are shaped by race and other factors, including personal and vicarious experiences with police officers, exposure to mass media coverage of… Expand

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