This research was supported by a Graduate Research Fellowship from the National Institute of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice (Grant 1999-IJ-CX-0059). This manuscript is also based on data from the Project on Policing Neighborhoods (or POPN), directed by Stephen D. Mastrofski, Roger B. Parks, Albert J. Reiss, Jr., and Robert E. Worden. POPN was supported by Grant 95-IJ-CX-0071 by the National Institute of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice. Points of view expressed in this document are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the official position or policies of the U.S. Department of Justice. Special thanks to Steve Mastrofski, Celia Lo, Ida Johnson, John Watkins, Bob Bursik, and the anonymous reviewers for their comments on earlier drafts of this manuscript. Address all correspondence to Richard Spano, Department of Criminal Justice, University of Alabama, Box 870320, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487
CONCERNS ABOUT SAFETY, OBSERVER SEX, AND THE DECISION TO ARREST: EVIDENCE OF REACTIVITY IN A LARGE-SCALE OBSERVATIONAL STUDY OF POLICE*
Article first published online: 7 MAR 2006
Volume 41, Issue 3, pages 909–932, August 2003
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SPANO, R. (2003), CONCERNS ABOUT SAFETY, OBSERVER SEX, AND THE DECISION TO ARREST: EVIDENCE OF REACTIVITY IN A LARGE-SCALE OBSERVATIONAL STUDY OF POLICE. Criminology, 41: 909–932. doi: 10.1111/j.1745-9125.2003.tb01008.x
Richard Spano is Assistant Professor in the Department of Criminal Justice at the University of Alabama. His research interests include field research methodology, life course explanations of criminal behavior, and disentangling the impact of situational, neighborhood, and organizational factors on police behavior.
- Issue published online: 7 MAR 2006
- Article first published online: 7 MAR 2006
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