The influence of race/ethnicity on the perceived prevalence and support for racial profiling at airports

Shaun L. Gabbidon, Everette B. Penn, Kareem L. Jordan, George E. Higgins

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

21 Scopus citations

Abstract

This article explores citizens' views on racial profiling at airports. A recent Gallup poll allowed for analyses of the perception of Blacks, Hispanics, and Whites concerning whether they felt racial profiling at airports was widespread and/or justified. Multivariate analyses revealed that Blacks were more likely than Whites to believe profiling at airports was widespread. There were, however, no differences between the opinions of Whites and Hispanics on the extent of profiling in airports. Racial and ethnic minorities were less likely than Whites to believe that profiling at airports was justified. The implications of the results are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)344-358
Number of pages15
JournalCriminal Justice Policy Review
Volume20
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 2009

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Law

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'The influence of race/ethnicity on the perceived prevalence and support for racial profiling at airports'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • Cite this