Race and Social Class Differences in Perceptions and Use of the Police in Chicago

Dennis P. Rosenbaum, University of Illinois at Chicago
Darnell F. Hawkins, University of Illinois - Chicago
Sandra Kaminska Costello, University of Illinois at Chicago

The University of Illinois-Chicago study examines how residents' race, class, gender, age, personal experiences, and neighborhood characteristics affect their attitudinal and behavioral responses to the police. This paper will provide an overview of this NIJ-funded project and report specific findings from a second wave of telephone interviews with Chicago residents. New dimensions of public attitudes toward the police are being developed and tested.

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