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Language from police body camera footage shows racial disparities in officer respect

Overview of attention for article published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, June 2017
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49 news outlets
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5 blogs
twitter
774 tweeters
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5 Facebook pages
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2 Google+ users
reddit
2 Redditors

Citations

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163 Mendeley
Title
Language from police body camera footage shows racial disparities in officer respect
Published in
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, June 2017
DOI 10.1073/pnas.1702413114
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Authors

Rob Voigt, Nicholas P. Camp, Vinodkumar Prabhakaran, William L. Hamilton, Rebecca C. Hetey, Camilla M. Griffiths, David Jurgens, Dan Jurafsky, Jennifer L. Eberhardt

Abstract

Using footage from body-worn cameras, we analyze the respectfulness of police officer language toward white and black community members during routine traffic stops. We develop computational linguistic methods that extract levels of respect automatically from transcripts, informed by a thin-slicing study of participant ratings of officer utterances. We find that officers speak with consistently less respect toward black versus white community members, even after controlling for the race of the officer, the severity of the infraction, the location of the stop, and the outcome of the stop. Such disparities in common, everyday interactions between police and the communities they serve have important implications for procedural justice and the building of police-community trust.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 1 <1%
Unknown 162 99%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 51 31%
Researcher 22 13%
Student > Doctoral Student 17 10%
Student > Master 17 10%
Student > Bachelor 16 10%
Other 41 25%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Psychology 43 26%
Social Sciences 42 26%
Computer Science 21 13%
Unspecified 17 10%
Linguistics 9 6%
Other 32 20%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 1029. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 17 August 2019.
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#3,623
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Outputs from Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
#148
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#187
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#8
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