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Influence of Community Characteristics on Perceptions of Law Enforcement


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For this research study we created a survey that allowed us to break up the respondents into two groups depending on their responses. We were able to associate each participant into one of two brackets. These two groups were either poor/minority or rich/majority. The primary goal was to find out the correlation between individuals views on law enforcement depending on their characteristics provided in the survey. Within the survey we discovered that about 60% of the respondents ranged from the $21,000 to $60,000 in income. 5% of the participants concluded that ALL cops were bad. 81% of the respondents were female and about 19% were male. 54% of respondents were Hispanic or Latino. However, most respondents considered their neighborhoods to be diverse in terms of race and ethnicity.

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Police, Perception, Community

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