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Race, income, and perceptions of the U.S. court system.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11385701     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This article reports on the effect of income within race on African Americans' perception of the courts. Our findings are somewhat consistent with the previous research on black middle-class relative dissatisfaction with various American institutions. That is, unlike whites and Latirios in our study, we find that higher-income African Americans are more skeptical of the notion that blacks receive equal treatment in the courts. This same group also reported less confidence in the court's handling of specific types of cases (e.g., civil, criminal and juvenile delinquency cases.) However, better off blacks were more likely than poor blacks to have confidence in the U.S. Supreme Court and community courts. These findings point a more complex account of African American perceptions of the courts, an account that draws a distinction between diffused and specific support of the courts.
R R Brooks; H Jeon-Slaughter
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Behavioral sciences & the law     Volume:  19     ISSN:  0735-3936     ISO Abbreviation:  Behav Sci Law     Publication Date:  2001  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-05-31     Completed Date:  2001-08-23     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8404861     Medline TA:  Behav Sci Law     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  249-64     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright 2001 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Northwestern University, 357 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611, USA.
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MeSH Terms
African Americans / legislation & jurisprudence
Criminal Law* / legislation & jurisprudence*
Ethnic Groups / legislation & jurisprudence*
Logistic Models
United States

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