Minority Attitudes Toward the Police: Results of a National Survey

Ronald Weitzer, George Washington University
Steven Tuch, George Washington University

ABSTRACT
The paper presents preliminary results from a national survey of citizens' attitudes and reported experiences with the police. The survey covers issues such as police misconduct, racial bias, community policing, and a set of reforms that might improve police services and accountability. Data analysis will focus on the effects of citizens' race and class on perceptions of police practices and reported experiences with officers.

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