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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