Strategic Responses to the Police Among Inner-City Youth

@article{Weitzer2009StrategicRT,
  title={Strategic Responses to the Police Among Inner-City Youth},
  author={Ronald Weitzer and Rodney K. Brunson},
  journal={The Sociological Quarterly},
  year={2009},
  volume={50},
  pages={235 - 256}
}
Research on police–citizen relations is largely focused on how police officers treat citizens, with much less attention given to how citizens behave toward officers. Several studies report that citizens' demeanor affects the way they are treated by police, but researchers have neglected the larger question of how citizens manage their contacts with officers more generally, outside the parameters of face-to-face encounters. The question is particularly salient for young males living in high… 
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