Title

Racial Threat, Small Town Policing and Latinos Plus

Document Type

Oral Presentation

Campus where you would like to present

Ellensburg

Event Website

https://digitalcommons.cwu.edu/source

Start Date

16-5-2021

End Date

22-5-2021

Keywords

Racial Threat, Policing, Latinos, Small Town Policing

Abstract

The literature on the Racial Threat Hypothesis has been growing. This theory asserts that as the number and proportion of racial minorities grows in a city, higher levels of social control are imposed by the dominant race. Most of the research behind this theory has been in larger urban areas. This paper will present a summary of existent research and suggest that it may also apply to the small towns studied. A sample of small towns in Washington state with less than 10 police officers were analyzed using longitudinal data for a time period of 2000-2018. This data includes population and proportion changes of Latinos and crime data for this period. This will be discussed in terms of the applicability of the small towns, Racial Threat Hypothesis, and Latinos.

Faculty Mentor(s)

Charles Reasons

Department/Program

Law and Justice

Additional Mentoring Department

https://cwu.studentopportunitycenter.com/racial-threat-small-town-policing-and-latinos-plus/

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May 16th, 12:00 PM May 22nd, 12:00 PM

Racial Threat, Small Town Policing and Latinos Plus

Ellensburg

The literature on the Racial Threat Hypothesis has been growing. This theory asserts that as the number and proportion of racial minorities grows in a city, higher levels of social control are imposed by the dominant race. Most of the research behind this theory has been in larger urban areas. This paper will present a summary of existent research and suggest that it may also apply to the small towns studied. A sample of small towns in Washington state with less than 10 police officers were analyzed using longitudinal data for a time period of 2000-2018. This data includes population and proportion changes of Latinos and crime data for this period. This will be discussed in terms of the applicability of the small towns, Racial Threat Hypothesis, and Latinos.

https://digitalcommons.cwu.edu/source/2021/COTS/59