The Relationship Between Age And Gender In Police Brutality

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Since the early 1990’s, there has been statistically an insignificant amount of data collected on cases of police brutally involving young, men and women in America. These past few years, these particular types of cases have been highlighted and placed at the forefront of mainstream media. Recent incidences involving police brutality such as what happened to Mike Brown, Eric Graner and, of course Aiyana Stanley-Jones, have triggered an outcry for more information on police brutality cases. Unfortunately, because of what’s happening, the news has portrayed these victims as criminals while the police are viewed as icons by giving their audiences more opinion based data rather than statistical research. From both the citizens and law enforcement, …show more content…
There’s an assumption that young people in this generation are known to be more prone to danger compared with those who are older when it comes to handling with the police. Teenagers and young adults are most likely to be unaware of the law and what to do when it comes to interacting with the police. For these reasons, this experiment will test whether this assumption is correct for there is a negative correspondence between age and gender when it comes to police brutality in the United …show more content…
Yung-Lien Lai and Jihong Solomon Zhao of Sam Houston University’s College of Criminal Justice both found the influences of these demographic factors such as race, age, and gender. They found the main focuses on the relationship between neighborhood contexts such as crime related factors and residential evaluations of their environment (Yung-Lien Lai, 2008). And finally, they examine the citizens’ evaluation of police performances and police/citizen relationships. Based on what they found on their paper, these are the key factors that determine the explanatory results of police brutality towards young Americans regardless of gender. In a review of research on individual attitudes toward the police noted that race and ethnicity was singled out as a significance. There have been studies that found that African Americans were viewed more ‘less favorably than whites’. However, in some cities like Detroit, it was found that African Americans actually rated that the police department is actually more controlling to the demographic and environment than whites respondents in neighborhoods. Studies have also found a positive relationship between a person’s age and the attitude towards the police. Contradicting this fact, in large cities in Washington State, surveys

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