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How do People in High-Crime, Low-Income Communities View the Police?
"This brief represents the experiences, views, and attitudes of community members who are often underrepresented in research on perceptions of law enforcement – people living in high-crime neighborhoods with concentrated disadvantage. The survey found that while residents of these neighborhoods are distrustful of police, they nevertheless want to cooperate and partner with police to make their communities safer. A door-to-door survey in high-crime neighborhoods of six cities found that less than a third of residents believe police respect people’s rights, but the vast majority believe laws should be strictly followed and many would volunteer their time to help police solve crimes, find suspects, and discuss crime in their neighborhood."

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Daniel Kavish said…
First off, I really enjoy your blog. There is a lot of research on public perceptions of police. Lately, Dr. Kochel of Southern Illinois University has been conducting a lot of research on this topic with St. Louis, MO residents following the Ferguson, MO shooting of Michael Brown. I recommend that the followers of your blog check out her research.

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