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Black and Blue: How African Americans Judge the U.S. Legal System

James L. Gibson and Michael Nelson

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780190865214
eISBN:
9780190865252
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190865214.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

It is not hyperbole to proclaim that a crisis of legal legitimacy exists in the relationships between African Americans and the law and legal authorities and institutions that govern them. However, ... More


The Legal System and Its African American Constituents

James L. Gibson and Michael J. Nelson

in Black and Blue: How African Americans Judge the U.S. Legal System

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780190865214
eISBN:
9780190865252
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190865214.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

Despite popular reports that the legal system is in a state of crisis with respect to its African American constituents, research on black public opinion in general is limited owing to the difficulty ... More


Symbols of Justice or of Social Control? Legal Authority and the Views of African Americans

James L. Gibson and Michael J. Nelson

in Black and Blue: How African Americans Judge the U.S. Legal System

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780190865214
eISBN:
9780190865252
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190865214.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

Extant research has established that black and white Americans hold vastly different explicit attitudes about law, justice, and the legal system. What has not been established, however, is whether ... More


Change in the Legitimacy of the U.S. Supreme Court

James L. Gibson and Michael J. Nelson

in Black and Blue: How African Americans Judge the U.S. Legal System

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780190865214
eISBN:
9780190865252
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190865214.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

Positivity Theory suggests that increased exposure to the symbols of judicial authority stimulates positive associations within individuals that help courts build and maintain their legitimacy. ... More


Questions: Answered and Unanswered

James L. Gibson and Michael J. Nelson

in Black and Blue: How African Americans Judge the U.S. Legal System

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780190865214
eISBN:
9780190865252
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190865214.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

We have investigated the differences in support for the U.S. Supreme Court among black, Hispanic, and white Americans, catalogued the variation in African Americans’ group attachments and experiences ... More


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