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evaluation of the police and courts.docx

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SOC 3730
Sarah Ciotti

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Courts and Society The Effect of Urban Neighborhood Disorder on Evaluations of the Police and CourtsAre people dissatisfied with the courts as well as the police when they perceive high levels of disorder in their neighborhoods Consistent with previous research this study using a representative sample of Canadian adults demonstrates that people are significantly more negative about the police when they perceive high levels of disorder They are not however more negative toward the courts when confronted with these social problems It is possible that they have heard the police rhetoricnamely that the police form the thin blue line between order and chaos Although the public holds the police and the courts responsible for increasing rates of crime victimization and fear they do not see the courts as being responsible for neighborhood disorder which they see as being the sole responsibility of the policeNeighborhood Disordero Disorder encompasses a grey area of behaviors that are not necessarily criminal exnoisy neighbors garbage poorly maintained buildings and groups of people hanging out on street corners o 2 types of disorder Physical physical disorder refers to ongoing conditionSocial appears as a series of moreorless episodic eventso Skogan Study asks respondents how much of a problem they think these types of disord
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