The Racial Components of ‘ Race-Neutral ’ Crime Policy Attitudes

  title={The Racial Components of ‘ Race-Neutral ’ Crime Policy Attitudes},
  author={Mark Peffley},
  • Mark Peffley
  • Published 2001
While past studies find evidence of a connection between race and crime in the minds of many whites, several gaps remain in our knowledge of this association. We use a multi-method approach to examine more closely the racial component of whites’ support for ostensibly race-neutral crime policies. First, using conventional correlational analysis, we show that negative stereotypes of African Americans— specifically, the belief that blacks are violent and lazy—are an important source of support… CONTINUE READING


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