Race, Gender, and the Perception of Recently Experiencing Unfair Treatment by the Police: Exploratory Results From an All-Black Sample Journal Article uri icon



  • Using a national poll with a representative sample of Blacks (N = 854), this article examined the experiences of those Blacks who believe that they had recently been treated unfairly by the police. More specifically, the research examined the role of gender in the perception of unfair treatment by the police. The results of the analysis from the full sample found that age (being older), region (being from the South), and being female decreased the likelihood of reporting having been recently treated unfairly by the police. To examine the differences between Black men and women, the authors conducted a split-sample binary logistic regression analysis. The analysis revealed that Black women who resided in the South were less likely to report experiencing unfair treatment by the police. For Black men, being older and having a higher income resulted in the reduced likelihood of the perception of having been treated unfairly. The implications of the research also are considered.

publication date

  • March 1, 2011

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  • closed

Date in CU Experts

  • December 30, 2013 5:37 AM

Full Author List

  • Gabbidon SL; Higgins GE; Potter H

author count

  • 3

Other Profiles

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0734-0168

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1556-3839

Additional Document Info

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  • 5

end page

  • 21


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