Shelby S Goble


This poster reflects research conducted as part of a course project designed to give students experience in the research process.



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Police brutality can be defined as the use of excessive or unnecessary force by police when dealing with civilians. It has been in issue in the Dayton community for years and with the recent shift in focus in the media, this problem has received more attention locally, as well as nationally. This topic brings to light issues within the criminal justice system as well as community issues, such as racism, poverty, and other social inequalities. The goal of this poster presentation is to highlight the community level issues that perpetuate criminal behavior and encourage police brutality. Drawing on social inequality literature and Facing Project Narratives from Dayton, this poster will discuss concentrated poverty and racism and their role in promoting criminal behavior. The presentation will also cover possible solutions to the issue of police brutality such as more community involvement from younger generations or more attention from the city. A problem as serious as police brutality deserves more attention, action and change.

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Course Project

Primary Advisor

Danielle C. Rhubart

Primary Advisor's Department

Sociology, Anthropology and Social Work


Stander Symposium project

Police Brutality in the Dayton Community