Two Papers on Delinquent Attitudes towards Police in the United States. Introduction Attitudes towards the law and police refer a good deal to social class and can be culturally imparted, perhaps from early childhood. A perennial problem in Criminology is this matter of how an individual regards himself or herself in relation to the law and those to enforce it. There is much room for assumption rooted in what a youth learns by ‘osmosis’ in the attitudes and actions of adult kin or other, as much as delinquent youths learn from personal experience. The publications introduced below refer to similar phenomena in different parts of the United States and can indicate the need for more ethnographic or anthropological approaches than empirical...The end:
.....of those who do not fail to complete high school. The much more salient questions may be more to do with the characteristics of non-delinquent and non-criminal persons living in high crime areas or otherwise exposed to delinquent activities or organizations. How are these viewing their situations, including interactions with police, and how do they surmise their live circumstances of prospects? Works Cited Carr, P.C., L. Napolitano & J. Keating. “We Never Call the Cops and Here is Why – a Qualitative Examination of Legal Cynicism in Three Philadelphia Neighborhoods.” Criminology. 45. (2007): 445-480. Leiber, M.J., M.K. Nalla & M. Farnworth. “Explaining Juveniles’ Attitudes towards the Police.” Justice Quarterly. 15. (1998): 151-174.