College Student's Perceptions of Police Through Social Media

Title

College Student's Perceptions of Police Through Social Media

Authors

Presenter(s)

Owen O. Freeman

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Description

The study explored the relationship between viewing social media videos of police misconduct and their perceptions of the police. The study used an online survey deployed across several social media platforms. The sample consisted of 299 undergraduates who were mainly females and Caucasian. Bivariate correlations were conducted to assess the relationship between viewing videos of police misconduct and perceptions of the police. The findings indicate that viewing videos of police misconduct may not influence the current perceptions of police among a sample of college students. The findings and implications will be discussed.

Publication Date

4-22-2021

Project Designation

Capstone Project

Primary Advisor

Susybel R. Kallsen

Primary Advisor's Department

Criminal Justice Studies

Keywords

Stander Symposium Posters, College of Arts and Sciences

College Student's Perceptions of Police Through Social Media

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