Title

Race, Expectations and Evaluations of Police Performance: An Empirical Assessment

Document Type

Article

Language

eng

Publication Date

1999

Publisher

Emerald

Source Publication

Policing: An International Journal of Police Strategies and Management

Source ISSN

1363-951X

Abstract

The purpose of the current study is two‐fold. First, using data obtained from a sample of crime victims (n = 122), this study empirically assesses the effect that police officer race has on evaluations of the police. Second, this study provides a greater specification of the effect that expectations regarding police performance have on evaluations of the police. ANOVA and Ordered Probit analyses indicate that police officer race does not influence victim evaluations of police performance. However, expectations do significantly influence evaluations of the police and furthermore, expectations of police performance differ across racial lines. Possible explanations for these findings and directions for future research are offered.

Comments

Policing: An International Journal of Police Strategies and Management, Vol. 22, No. 4 (1999): 675-695. DOI.

Meghan Stroshine was affiliated with Michigan State University at the time of publication.

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