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dc.contributor.authorLee, Joanna M
dc.contributor.authorSteinberg, Laurence
dc.contributor.authorPiquero, Alex R
dc.contributor.authorKnight, George P
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T13:12:47Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T13:12:47Z
dc.date.issued2011
dc.date.modified2012-05-31T22:25:27Z
dc.identifier.issn0047-2891
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/s10964-010-9553-2
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.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.description.publicationstatusYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherSpringer
dc.publisher.placeUnited States
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationN
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom23
dc.relation.ispartofpageto37
dc.relation.ispartofissue1
dc.relation.ispartofjournalJournal of Youth and Adolescence
dc.relation.ispartofvolume40
dc.rights.retentionY
dc.subject.fieldofresearchCriminology not elsewhere classified
dc.subject.fieldofresearchSpecialist Studies in Education
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPsychology
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode160299
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1303
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1701
dc.titleIdentity-Linked Perceptions of the Police Among African American Juvenile Offenders: A Developmental Perspective
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
gro.date.issued2011
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text
gro.griffith.authorPiquero, Alex R.


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