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dc.contributor.authorM. Lee, Joannaen_US
dc.contributor.authorSteinberg, Laurenceen_US
dc.contributor.authorPiquero, Alexen_US
dc.contributor.authorP. Knight, Georgeen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T13:12:47Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T13:12:47Z
dc.date.issued2011en_US
dc.date.modified2012-05-31T22:25:27Z
dc.identifier.issn00472891en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/s10964-010-9553-2en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/45364
dc.description.abstractEthnic identity development can play a role in youths' perceptions and attitudes concerning police, but this process has not been explored in delinquent samples. In this article, we examine how youths' perceptions of police legitimacy and levels of legal cynicism are related to processes of ethnic identity development. Participants were 561 black youth ages 14-18 (12% female) who were adjudicated of a felony or serious misdemeanor. Data were taken from semi-annual interviews conducted over 3 years. Increased ethnic identity exploration was related to positive perceptions of police legitimacy and lower legal cynicism. Higher ethnic identity affirmation predicted higher perceived legitimacy over time, but affirmation was not related to legal cynicism after accounting for psychosocial maturity. This study provides evidence that ethnic identity development operates similarly among high risk youth as in non-delinquent samples, and that it is connected to beliefs that can have implications for juvenile offenders' future compliance with the law.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_US
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.publisherSpringeren_US
dc.publisher.placeUnited Statesen_US
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_US
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom23en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto37en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue1en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalJournal of Youth and Adolescenceen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume40en_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchCriminology not elsewhere classifieden_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode160299en_US
dc.titleIdentity-Linked Perceptions of the Police Among African American Juvenile Offenders: A Developmental Perspectiveen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.date.issued2011
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text


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