The Effect of Ethnicity on Crime Attribution

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This study investigates the impact of ethnic origin on the attribution of criminal offenses to faces seen in portrait photographs. The underlying hypothesis is that ethnic stereotypes are a result of the way people perceive themselves and other groups (that is, the relation of in‐groups to outgroups) and that ethnic stereotypes directly affect a person's readiness to attribute particular offenses to given portraits. Thus, this study explores cross‐ethnic and intra‐ethnic offense attribution.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)507-524
Number of pages18
Issue number3
StatePublished - Aug 1987

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Law


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