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Confidence in the police: Variation across groups classified as visible minorities

TitleConfidence in the police: Variation across groups classified as visible minorities
Year of Publication2014
AuthorsSprott, J. B.
JournalCanadian Journal of Criminology and Criminal Justice
Volume56
Pages367 - 379
Keywordscanada, classification des policiers, minorités visibles, race, rating of police, visible minorities
Abstract

Public confidence in the police is obviously important and is likely to vary across racial/cultural groups and across Canada. However, when national data are being used, differences in views are generally examined through the lens of visible minorities as a composite group compared to non-visible minorities. Using data from the 2009 General Social Survey on Victimization, we argue that it is an oversimplification to talk about the views of visible minorities in relation to the police. Such broad categories of people hide the more nuanced manner in which some groups differ from others on some questions in some locations.

URLhttp://www.utpjournals.press/doi/abs/10.3138/cjccj.2013.e10
DOI10.3138/CJCCJ.2013.E10
Document URLhttp://www.utpjournals.press/doi/pdf/10.3138/cjccj.2013.e10
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Publication language(s)
English