An examination of police stops and youths’ attitudes toward police: Do interracial encounters matter?

Growing up there is a natural social disrespect towards police officers. This research study takes an in depth look to where we learn this social disrespect towards police officers. The researchers found many officers stop individuals in gangs or individuals of a minority race more often than other social groups. Minority races take notice to the amount of times they  get stopped or troubled by the police and this creates a negative feeling towards the police force.  Police officers being more aware of these actions could help with discrimination towards the Police force.

Reference:

Flexon, Jamie L., Richard G. Greenleaf, Dustin S. Dariano, and Dorian Gibson. 2015. “An examination of police stops and youths’ attitudes toward police: Do interracial encounters matter?” Journal of Ethnicity in Criminal Justice 14(1):21–39.

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