In the past couple of years, different police departments in the United States have ignited intense criticism for allegedly operating in unethical and unconstitutional ways, namely facilitating the law under racist principles. Since the structure of policing often shifts based on changes within general society, it has become a common standard that policing must match the highest degree of ethics adopted by citizens of the United States. There is a compelling need for more research to be done on the police-citizen relationship. This research studies whether there is disproportionality, with a specific focus on race and ethnicity, in some of the police contacts that Bridgewater State University students (selected via random sample) have had—a goal that helps illustrate whether unethical policing is systematic in our society.
Police Contacts and Attitudes toward Police: A Study of Race and Policing.
Undergraduate Review, 12, 116-125.
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