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Legitimacy and Community Cooperation With Law Enforcement

August, 2009

Tom R. Tyler, chair of the New York University psychology department, describes research on profiling and community policing. His research found that citizens of all races show greater respect for law enforcement when they believe officers are treating them fairly. Even citizens who experienced a negative outcome getting a traffic ticket, for example showed higher levels of respect for and cooperation with law enforcement as long as they believed they were not being singled out unfairly.

Multimedia Resources from NIJ's Forensic DNA Training Courses

May 2013

NIJ hosts free, self-paced online courses that include videos and animations developed with funding from NIJ. You are free and encouraged to use these as a resources in your own classrooms or other work. We ask only that you acknowledge NIJ as the source.

The videos and animations below are arranged by the course in which they appear.