cab: Data from Cooke, Adams, and Buchanan's (2011) study of the...

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Description

Respondents to an online survey read descriptions of 6 crimes. For each crime, they were asked to rate the likelihood that each of three names committed the crime (1 = least likely, 6 = most likely) where the names were manipulated to suggest race.

Usage

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Format

A data frame with 32 observations on the following 31 variables.

Age

a numeric vector

Ethnicity

a factor with levels Caucasian HIspanic African American Other

Gender

a factor with levels Male Female

PC1

Property crime (investment fraud) by Caucasian (Wilbur Franks), version 1

PA1

Property crime (investment fraud) by African American (Tyrone Jones), version 1

PH1

Property crime (investment fraud) by Hispanic (Eduardo Flores), version 1

DH1

Drug crime (possession of illegal drugs) by Hispanic (Roberto Ortiz), version 1

DC1

Drug crime (possession of illegal drugs) by Caucasian (Ian Williams), version 1

DA1

Drug crime (possession of illegal drugs) by African American (Lamar Wardell), version 1

VA1

Violent crime (aggravated assault with a deadly weapon) by African American (Rashan Smith), version 1

VC1

Violent crime (aggravated assault with a deadly weapon) by Caucasian (Greg Adams), version 1

VH1

Violent crime (aggravated assault with a deadly weapon) by Hispanic (Mario Mendoza), version 1

VC2

Violent crime (sexual battery of the first degree) by Caucasian (Brandon Walters), version 2

VH2

Violent crime (sexual battery of the first degree) by Hispanic (Esteban Dominguez), version 2

VA2

Violent crime (sexual battery of the first degree) by African American (Malik Bryant), version 2

PA2

Property crime (burglary) by African American (Dion Carter) version 2

PC2

Property crime (burglary) by Caucasian (Gary Robertson), version 2

PH2

Property crime (burglary) by Hispanic (Arturo Guitierrez), version 2

DH2

Drug crime (selling illegal drugs) by Hispanic (Cesar de la Cruz), version 2

DC2

Drug crime (selling illegal drugs) by Caucasian (Paul Reynolds

DA2

Drug crime (selling illegal drugs) by African American (Marcellus Hudson)

PC

The average of PC1 and PC2

PA

The average of PA1 and PA2

PH

The average of PH1 and PH2

DC

The average of DC1 and DC2

DA

The average of DA1 and DA2

DH

The average of DH1 and DH2

VC

The average of VC1 and VC2

VA

The average of VA1 and VA2

VH

The average of VH1 and VH2

subj

Subject identification numbers, integers 1 to 32

Details

This study was conducted as part of a course project in the winter 2011 semester of social psychology at Hanover College. Ally Cooke, Angie Adams, and Raquel Buchanan investigated the interaction of race of defendant and type of crime on respondents' perceptions of how likely each defendant was to have committed the crime. Thirty-two respondents to an online survey were presented with a crime category (e.g., "found guilty of investment fraud" and rated the likelihood that each of three defendants committed the crime, where 1 = least likely and 6 = most likely. The crime categories were Property, Drug, and Violent, and the names of the defendants were manipulated to suggest race (Caucasian, African-American, and Hispanic). The design was a 3 (race: Caucasian, Hispanic, African-American) by 3 (crime: Drug, Property, Violent) completely within-subjects design.


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