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Satisfaction with Police: A Heirarchical Analysis of Race and Neighborhood Disadvantage

dc.contributor.advisorBushway, Shawnen_US
dc.contributor.authorFranke, Derricken_US
dc.date.accessioned2007-02-01T20:24:11Z
dc.date.available2007-02-01T20:24:11Z
dc.date.issued2006-12-11en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1903/4237
dc.description.abstractA growing literature finds that two factors, race and neighborhood disadvantage, commonly predict attitudes toward the police; both African-Americans and residents of disadvantaged neighborhoods tend to report lower levels of police satisfaction. Recently, multilevel studies have begun to examine whether these neighborhood-level factors attenuate the race effect - testing, in other words, if African-Americans are less satisfied with the police only because they are more likely to live in disadvantaged areas. This thesis expands on current research by not only examining race versus context, but also race via context. In other words, I test whether the effect of race on police satisfaction varies according to neighborhood disadvantage. Drawing on a number of theoretical perspectives, I predict that race matters more (i.e. the racial gap is wider) in neighborhoods marked by social and economic disadvantage. Multilevel modeling is employed to test this hypothesis using data from over 10,000 individuals in 60 neighborhoods.en_US
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dc.titleSatisfaction with Police: A Heirarchical Analysis of Race and Neighborhood Disadvantageen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.publisherDigital Repository at the University of Marylanden_US
dc.contributor.publisherUniversity of Maryland (College Park, Md.)en_US
dc.contributor.departmentCriminology and Criminal Justiceen_US
dc.subject.pqcontrolledSociology, Criminology and Penologyen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledRaceen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledNeighborhood Disadvantageen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledPolice Satisfactionen_US


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