Center on Police Practices and Community
Patronizing and Policing Elderly People
- Author(s): Giles, Howard
- Zwang-Weissman, Yardena
- Hajek, Christorpher
- et al.
426 students rated a vignette wherein an older person was patronized (more or less) or not by a police officer. Trait attributions were linearly related to extent of patronization: predictably negative for the patronizers, yet positive for the recipients. Visual appearances of patronizers and patronizees did not influence these patterns.