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A Social Scientific Approach toward Understanding Racial Disparities in Police Shooting: Data from the Department of Justice (1980–2000)

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dc.contributor.author Scott, Kendra
dc.contributor.author Ma, Debbie
dc.contributor.author Sadler, Melody
dc.contributor.author Correll, Joshua
dc.date.accessioned 2020-09-08T21:27:56Z
dc.date.available 2020-09-08T21:27:56Z
dc.date.issued 2017
dc.identifier.citation Scott, K., Ma, D.S., Sadler, M.S. and Correll, J. (2017). A Social Scientific Approach toward Understanding Racial Disparities in Police Shooting: Data from the Department of Justice (1980–2000). Journal of Social Issues: 73: 701-722. doi:10.1111/josi.12243 en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://spssi.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/epdf/10.1111/josi.12243
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11990/2078
dc.description.abstract We analyze data from 213 metropolitan areas over a 21‐year period, and examine two possible reasons for the disproportionately high number of Black suspects killed in police officer‐involved shootings. One account suggests that such shootings reflect racial bias on the part of police. A second account suggests that Black suspects behave differently (perhaps more aggressively) than White suspects, and that police respond to suspects’ behavior (but not race). Our analysis statistically controls for racial differences in criminal activity (a proxy for behavior) and provides a statistical test of the effect of race on police shootings. Results suggest that officers are more likely to shoot Black suspects, even when race‐based differences in crime are held constant. (Author Abstract) en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues en_US
dc.subject Data Analysis en_US
dc.subject Police Force en_US
dc.subject Racial Disparities en_US
dc.subject Police Brutality en_US
dc.subject Police Violence en_US
dc.subject Police Response en_US
dc.subject Police-involved en_US
dc.subject Shooting en_US
dc.subject Gun Violence en_US
dc.title A Social Scientific Approach toward Understanding Racial Disparities in Police Shooting: Data from the Department of Justice (1980–2000) en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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