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Title

It’s Criminal: Media Portrayal of African American Male Victims of Police Shooters

Presentation Type

Poster Presentation

Keywords

African American men--Crimes against; Police in mass media; Police brutality;

Abstract

The media has reported stories of unarmed Black males being shot by White police officers. Media coverage of the shooting of Michael Brown was evaluated to determine the extent to which/when incriminating photos were used. The results reveal the types of photos disseminated and the impact of public perceptions.

Start Date

1-4-2015 12:00 PM

End Date

1-4-2015 2:00 PM

Faculty Advisor

Kimberly MacLin

Department

Department of Psychology

Comments

Category: Poster Presentations - Research

Embargo Date

3-15-2015

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It’s Criminal: Media Portrayal of African American Male Victims of Police Shooters

The media has reported stories of unarmed Black males being shot by White police officers. Media coverage of the shooting of Michael Brown was evaluated to determine the extent to which/when incriminating photos were used. The results reveal the types of photos disseminated and the impact of public perceptions.