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ERIC Number: ED315469
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Jul
Pages: 61
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
The Study of the Character of Civil Rights Crimes in Massachusetts (1983-1987).
McDevitt, Jack
This report presents results of a research project designed to increase understanding of civil rights crime through a systematic description of the characteristics of incidents that occurred in Boston (Massachusetts) between 1983 and 1987. Data were taken from police incident reports and are limited to only those cases that were reported to the Boston Police Department. Section 1, "Introduction and Study Design," covers the following topics: (1) "Background"; (2) "Data Description"; and (3) "Data Limitations." Section 2, "Characteristics of Incidents," covers the following topics: (1) "Race of Victim"; (2) "Race of Offender"; (3) "Victim Offender Racial Combinations"; (4) "Seriousness of the Incident"; and (5) "Rationale for Racial Attacks." Section 3, "Identification, Investigation and Apprehension of Suspects," covers the following topics: (1) "Identification of Incidents"; (2) "Victim Participation"; and (3) "Suspect Apprehension." Section 4, "Case Handling and Resolution by the Courts," covers the following topics: (1) "Use of Civil Injunctions"; and (2) "Processing of Civil Rights Cases in Boston Courts." Seven end notes, 2 figures, and 11 tables are included. A copy of a Boston Police Department incident report is appended. (JS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Boston Foundation, MA.
Authoring Institution: Northeastern Univ., Boston, MA.
Identifiers - Location: Massachusetts (Boston)