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Black Racial Stereotypes and Victim Blaming: Implications for Media Coverage and Criminal Proceedings in Cases of Police Violence against Racial and Ethnic Minorities

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dc.contributor.author Dukes, Kristin Nicole
dc.contributor.author Gaither, Sarah
dc.date.accessioned 2020-09-08T21:35:26Z
dc.date.available 2020-09-08T21:35:26Z
dc.date.issued 2017
dc.identifier.citation Dukes, K.N. and Gaither, S.E. (2017). Black Racial Stereotypes and Victim Blaming: Implications for Media Coverage and Criminal Proceedings in Cases of Police Violence against Racial and Ethnic Minorities. Journal of Social Issues: 73: 789-807. doi:10.1111/josi.12248 en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://spssi.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/epdf/10.1111/josi.12248
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11990/2079
dc.description.abstract Posthumous stereotypical media portrayals of Michael Brown and other racial and ethnic minority victims of police violence have sparked questions about the influence of racial stereotypes on public opinions about their deaths and criminal proceedings for their killers. However, few studies have empirically investigated how the specific type of information released about a victim impacts opinions surrounding such incidents. Participants (N = 453) read about an altercation that resulted in a shooting death where the race of the victim and shooter (Black vs. White) was randomly assigned. Participants learned either negative, Black male stereotypic or positive, Black male counterstereotypic information about the victim. Next, participants appraised levels of fault and blame, sympathy and empathy for the victim and shooter, and indictment recommendations for the shooter. Findings suggest that the type of information released about a victim can significantly sway attitudes toward the victim and the shooter. Implications for media portrayals of racial/ethnic minority victims of police violence and its impact on criminal sentencing are discussed. (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 Research en_US
dc.subject Blame en_US
dc.subject Blaming en_US
dc.subject Police Violence en_US
dc.subject Police Killings en_US
dc.subject Police Brutality en_US
dc.subject Stereotypes en_US
dc.subject Racism en_US
dc.subject Victims en_US
dc.subject Racial Profiling en_US
dc.subject Racial Disparities en_US
dc.subject Community Perceptions en_US
dc.title Black Racial Stereotypes and Victim Blaming: Implications for Media Coverage and Criminal Proceedings in Cases of Police Violence against Racial and Ethnic Minorities en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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