Check out Dr. Cavanagh's latest article, Youth Perceptions of Law Enforcement and Worry About Crime From 1976 to 2016, published in Criminal Justice and Behavior. Using 40 years of nationally representative data, we found that White youth consistently perceived law enforcement the most positively and worried least about crime, followed by Hispanic/Latinx then Black/African American youth. Problematically, youth perceptions of law enforcement recently reached a decades-long low, and racial/ethnic gaps in perceptions of law enforcement appear to be growing. Check it out!
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