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Minority group threat, crime, and policing : social context and social control / Pamela Irving Jackson.

By: Jackson, Pamela Irving.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: New York : Praeger, 1989Description: xiii, 153 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.ISBN: 0275929833 (alk. paper); 9780275929831 (alk. paper).Subject(s): Police -- United States | Police-community relations -- United States | United States -- Race relations | Minorities -- United States -- Social conditions | Social control | United States Urban regions Police, historyAdditional physical formats: Online version:: Minority group threat, crime, and policing.DDC classification: 363.2/32/0973
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Bibliography: p. [139]-149.

Includes index.

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Jackson's expertise shines in this innovative analysis of the link between social inequality and law enforcement efforts. The research connects the level of conflict characterizing majority-minority relations to the level of financial investment in police resources. Regression analysis illuminates the predictors of police expenditures in US cities of at least 25,000 in population; separate regressions according to city size and to region provide valuable contrasts. Tests of the model for early 1970s data, when public fears focused specifically on blacks, are compared with tests using late 1970s data, when perception of Hispanic threat was growing. The quantitative strengths of this research are effectively bolstered by the author's parallel study of newspaper content in selected cities, revealing patterns of police-community relations. Readers will find scholarly attention to theory, responsible implications for policy, and a careful diagnosis of the limits to law enforcement, along with a bibliography that reflects the cutting edge of research. This book should be available wherever a program in criminology, stratification, or criminal justice studies exists. -R. Zingraff, Meredith College

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<p>PAMELA IRVING JACKSON is Professor and Chair of the Sociology Department and Director of the Justice Studies Program at Rhode Island College. She currently serves as Associate Editor of the American Sociological Review .</p>

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