The Effect of Prior Police Contact on Victimization Reporting: Results from the Police-Public Contact and National Crime Victimization Surveys

This study explores the association between past-year face-to-face contact with the police and subsequent victimization reporting. It also examines whether this relationship depends on the type of encounter (citizen-initiated contacts, routine vehicle stops, invasive encounters associated with being...

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Published in:Journal of quantitative criminology
Main Author: Slocum, Lee Ann (Author)
Format: Electronic Article
Language:English
Published: 2018
In:Journal of quantitative criminology
Year: 2018, Volume: 34, Issue: 2, Pages: 535-589
Online Access: Volltext (Resolving-System)
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Summary:This study explores the association between past-year face-to-face contact with the police and subsequent victimization reporting. It also examines whether this relationship depends on the type of encounter (citizen-initiated contacts, routine vehicle stops, invasive encounters associated with being a suspect), its perceived justness, or victim characteristics. Among victims who did not notify the police, the reasons behind this decision are assessed to understand the mechanisms through which police encounters are related to reporting.
ISSN:1573-7799
DOI:10.1007/s10940-017-9345-x