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Rural Victimization and Perceptions of Police Performance

NCJ Number
B Smith
Date Published
January 1984
7 pages
In this paper a path analytic model is postulated to provide an examination of the direct and indirect effects of sex, age, total family income, area of residence, victimization experience, and perception of crime on the perceived quality of police performance.
Data for the analysis were collected as part of a victimization survey examining crime in rural areas. Interviews were conducted with 481 respondents. Although this study is generally consistent with the findings of previous research on perceptions of police performance, there are several important differences between this study and previous research. (Author abstract)

Date Published: January 1, 1984