Systematic Spatial Variations in Attitudes Toward Police Actions

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dc.creator Pyle, Gerald F. en_US 2006-07-07T01:39:27Z 2006-07-07T01:39:27Z 1977-11 en_US
dc.identifier.citation The Ohio Journal of Science. v77, n6 (November, 1977), 286-297 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0030-0950 en_US
dc.description Author Institution: Department of Urban Studies, University of Akron en_US
dc.description.abstract From June 1973 to August 1974 a survey was conducted to identify sociospatial similarities and differences in public perception of police actions. A geographically stratified samples of 2,000 respondents within Summit County, OH evaluated police actions on 10 key issues. Analytical results by socio-economic and demographic characterists showed distinctly systematic variations in attitudes. Confidence in the police increased with increasing age, income, and education. Whites demonstrated more confidence in the police than blacks, and men more than women. A spatial comparison of these systematic differences indicated a pattern which could be compared to the overall social ecology of the study area. Policy recommendations for the improvement of police-community relations based on these findings were made. en_US
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dc.title Systematic Spatial Variations in Attitudes Toward Police Actions en_US