Police minority recruitment: A note on its effectiveness in improving black evaluations of the police

Scott Decker, Russell L. Smith

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Abstract

This research note explores the relationship between police minority recruitment and black attitudes toward the police. Two specific measures of the independent variable-minority recruitment-were examined. In spite of considerable speculation to the contrary, neither program variable was found to have the expected effect on minority attitudes. This held for a variety of dependent variables. Several suggestions about the results are offered and discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)387-393
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Criminal Justice
Volume8
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - 1980
Externally publishedYes

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Police minority recruitment : A note on its effectiveness in improving black evaluations of the police. / Decker, Scott; Smith, Russell L.

In: Journal of Criminal Justice, Vol. 8, No. 6, 1980, p. 387-393.

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