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Abstract

For this content analysis, the portrayal of law enforcement officials in young adult fiction was examined. This researcher read and analyzed 15 young adult fiction titles portraying a law enforcement official in either a primary or secondary character role. The main research question this researcher sought to answer was: How are law enforcement officials portrayed in young adult fiction? Based on the findings of her study, this researcher concluded that law enforcement officials in the examined titles are portrayed as having indifferent attitudes toward adolescents in general. In addition, this researcher found that law enforcement officials portrayed in the examined titles express widespread attitudes toward specific adolescents. Finally, this researcher found the majority of law enforcement officials portrayed in the examined titles misused their power/authority.

Year of Submission

2009

Degree Name

Master of Arts

Department

Department of Curriculum and Instruction

Department

Division of School Library Studies

First Advisor

Yolanda Hood

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Date Original

5-2009

Object Description

1 PDF file (v, 118 pages)

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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