Comparing Legal Attitudes of Anglo- And Latino-Americans: Confirming the Factor Structure of the Legal Attitudes Questionnaire
The Legal Attitudes Questionnaire (LAQ) is a commonly used measure of juror bias; however, the factor structure of the English-language version of this measure has yet to be confirmed. This research compared the model fit of three competing models of the English-language LAQ within 504 Anglo-American and 290 Latino-American students. Results indicated that the Couch and Sundre (2001) three-factor structure provided the best fit to the LAQ. Latent mean differences indicated that Latino-Americans endorsed more authoritarian attitudes and more negative views of the police than Anglo-Americans. Interpretation of these findings and implications for future use are discussed. Â© 2016 Taylor & Francis Group, LLC.
Journal of Ethnicity in Criminal Justice
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Ross, S.J. and Morera, O.F., "Comparing Legal Attitudes of Anglo- And Latino-Americans: Confirming the Factor Structure of the Legal Attitudes Questionnaire" (2016). SIAS Faculty Publications. 545.