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Title

Up Close and Personal: Examining the Role Race Plays in Public Perceptions of Law Enforcement

Presentation Type

Poster Presentation

Keywords

Racial profiling in law enforcement--Public opinion; Police--Public opinion; Police misconduct;

Abstract

Participants (132 White and 125 Black), recruited at public places in Iowa, read a vignette about a Black/ White individual who was pulled over by a police officer. Participants answered questions regarding whether the officer was justified in stopping the individual and were asked about perceptions of the local police.

Start Date

6-4-2016 12:00 PM

End Date

6-4-2016 1:45 PM

Faculty Advisor

Helen Harton

Department

Department of Psychology

Comments

Location: Maucker Union Ballroom

Embargo Date

4-6-2016

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Up Close and Personal: Examining the Role Race Plays in Public Perceptions of Law Enforcement

Participants (132 White and 125 Black), recruited at public places in Iowa, read a vignette about a Black/ White individual who was pulled over by a police officer. Participants answered questions regarding whether the officer was justified in stopping the individual and were asked about perceptions of the local police.