Reiss, Albert J. Jr. Patterns of Behavior in Police and Citizen Transactions: Boston, Chicago, and Washington, DC, 1966. ICPSR09086-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2000. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR09086.v1
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police citizen interactions,
District of Columbia,
Date of Collection:
All encounters between citizens and police in major
metropolitan areas of the United States.
Data Collection Notes:
Codebooks are available for Part 2 and Part 5
only. Parts 1, 3, and 4 are only documented by SAS and SPSS data
These data are part of a larger study
entitled "Field Surveys III: Studies in Crime and Law Enforcement in
Major Metropolitan Areas."
ICPSR distributes two related data
collections: SURVEY OF VICTIMIZATION AND ATTITUDES TOWARDS CRIME AND
LAW ENFORCEMENT IN BOSTON AND CHICAGO, 1966 (ICPSR 9085) and ATTITUDES
AND PERCEPTIONS OF POLICE OFFICERS IN BOSTON, CHICAGO, AND WASHINGTON,
DC, 1966 (ICPSR 9087).
Three sample cities (Chicago, Boston, and Washington, DC)
were purposively selected to represent differences in the size,
location, degree of control, and type of organization in police
departments. Within each city, two police precincts (four in
Washington) with high crime rates were selected to represent areas
with different race and class compositions. The selected sites were:
(1) Boston, MA: precincts Dorchester and Roxbury, (2) Chicago, IL:
precincts Fillmore and Town Hall, and (3) Washington, DC: precincts
#6, 10, 13, and 14. Stratified probability samples of police tours of
duty were drawn. Evening and weekend shifts were overrepresented to
maximize the number of encounters observed.
field observation and official records