Monday, August 10, 2009

CRP Consumer Racial Profling on Cape Cod Oh Know!

Consumer Racial Profiling and Perceived Victimization:

An Examination of the Factors that Influence Self-Esteem


Consumer racial profiling (also known as “Shopping While Black”) may have important influences on how an individuals’ views and feels about themselves (i.e., selfesteem).

Based on data collected from a random digit dialing (RDD) phone survey, the we examined the factors (i.e., sex, race, age, and income level) that may influence an individuals’ level of self-esteem given the perception of consumer racial profiling.

The research found that African-Americans were more likely than non-African-Americans to believe they had been victims of CRP. As for gender differences, males were nearly two times more likely than females to report that they had been victims of CRP. Income level had the largest effect on self-esteem. The authors conclude by noting the policy implications of the research findings.

George E. Higgins, Ph.D.
Department of Justice Administration
University of Louisville
Louisville, KY 40292
Phone: (502) 852-0331
Fax: (502) 852-0065

Shaun L. Gabbidon, Ph.D.**
Penn State Harrisburg
School of Public Affairs
777 W. Harrisburg Pike
Middletown, PA 17057
(717) 948-6054
(717) 948-6320 (fax)

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