Mangling the Myth: The Minority Community's 'Real' Perception of Police Presence

Schannae Lucas, Washington State University at Pullman
John Neiswender, Washington State University at Pullman

It is a popular misconception that minorities communities do not welcome a significant police presence in their neighborhood. A study of COP in the Pacific Northwest over the past five years presents data contrary to that popular notion. The myth, the contradicting data, and a discussion of the possible explanatory hypotheses are the topics of this paper.

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