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dc.contributor.authorMccarthy, Molly
dc.contributor.authorTrinkner, Rick
dc.contributor.authorGoff, Phillip Atiba
dc.date.accessioned2021-05-28T05:39:28Z
dc.date.available2021-05-28T05:39:28Z
dc.date.issued2021
dc.identifier.issn0093-8548
dc.identifier.doi10.1177/0093854821993513
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/404747
dc.description.abstractRecent research in the United States has argued that the threat of confirming the “racist cop” stereotype may paradoxically increase the propensity for coercive policing by depressing officers’ self-legitimacy. The current study aimed to assess the influence of the threat of the “racist cop” stereotype on officers’ self-legitimacy and their attitudes toward force in an Australian policing jurisdiction. An online survey was completed by 306 frontline officers in Queensland, Australia. Structural equation modeling was used to assess the influence of stereotype threat on officers’ attitudes toward force, and the extent to which this is mediated by perceptions of self-legitimacy. The findings confirmed previous findings, with increased officer perceptions of stereotype threat associated with increased support for coercive policing, mediated by reduced self-legitimacy. The findings are discussed with reference to how the validity and salience of the “racist cop” stereotype can be diminished.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherSage Publications Ltd
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom776
dc.relation.ispartofpageto790
dc.relation.ispartofissue6
dc.relation.ispartofjournalCriminal Justice and Behavior
dc.relation.ispartofvolume48
dc.subject.fieldofresearchCriminology
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPsychology
dc.subject.fieldofresearchLaw
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1602
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1701
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1801
dc.subject.keywordsSocial Sciences
dc.subject.keywordsPsychology, Clinical
dc.subject.keywordspolice coercion
dc.subject.keywordsPenology
dc.titleThe Threat of Appearing Racist: Stereotype Threat and Support for Coercion Among Australian Police Officers
dc.typeJournal article
dcterms.bibliographicCitationMccarthy, M; Trinkner, R; Goff, PA, The Threat of Appearing Racist: Stereotype Threat and Support for Coercion Among Australian Police Officers, Criminal Justice and Behavior, 2021, 48 (6), pp. 776-790
dc.date.updated2021-05-28T05:35:49Z
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gro.rights.copyrightMccarthy, M; Trinkner, R; Goff, PA, The Threat of Appearing Racist: Stereotype Threat and Support for Coercion Among Australian Police Officers, Criminal Justice and Behavior, 2021, 48 (6), pp. 776-790. Copyright 2021 The Authors. Reprinted by permission of SAGE Publications.
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