عنوان انگلیسی مقاله:
Under siege?: Assessing public perceptions of the “War on Police”
ترجمه فارسی عنوان مقاله:
تحت محاصره ؟: ارزیابی ادراک عمومی از "جنگ با پلیس"
Sciencedirect - Elsevier - Journal of Criminal Justice, 66 (2020) 101631. doi:10.1016/j.jcrimjus.2019.101631
Richard K. Moule Jr.⁎
Purpose: A number of high-profile killings of police officers has occurred throughout the United States since
2014. These killings have led some police executives, politicians, and political commentators to suggest that a
“war on police” is taking place. This narrative persists to the present day, although little is known regarding how
the public perceives this phenomenon. The current study draws from theoretical perspectives on media consumption,
institutional trust, and political orientations to understand these perceptions.
Methods: Using a national sample of American adults, a series of OLS regressions are used to examine correlates
of public perceptions of the “war on police.”
Results: Perceptions of the “war on police” are fairly pervasive. Political conservatism and trust in the police are
both significantly, positively associated with these perceptions, while media consumption has inconsistent effects
on perceptions. Findings from sensitivity analyses are consistent with those from the OLS models.
Conclusions: Findings highlight the relevance of multiple theoretical perspectives for understanding public
perceptions of criminal justice-related political narratives. Further exploring linkages between perceptions of
these contemporary narratives and policy preferences is necessary.
Keywords: Mass media | Political orientations | Public perceptions | Trust in Police | War on police