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Racist policing is making Black and White Americans question police authority

Jackson, Jonathan ORCID: 0000-0003-2426-2219, McKay, Tasseli, Cheliotis, Leonidas, Fine, Adam, Trinkner, Rick and Bradford, Ben (2020) Racist policing is making Black and White Americans question police authority. USApp-American Politics and Policy Blog (14 Jul 2020). Blog Entry.

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In new research based on a nationwide survey of 1,500 Americans, Jonathan Jackson and co-authors find that years of racially targeted policing is leading people to question the fairness and legitimacy of the police, such that 40 percent believe that the police should be defunded. Regardless of respondents’ race, they find that concerns about the under-protection and over-regulation of Black communities may be threatening the public support that police fundamentally rely upon.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
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Additional Information: © 2020 The Authors
Divisions: Methodology
Social Policy
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
Date Deposited: 15 Jul 2020 08:09
Last Modified: 01 Sep 2021 23:03

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