Gary Portway



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The way in which police officers engage with general society is often under meticulous watch by countless amounts of citizens. The United States – at an unprecedented point in regards to technological advancement and education – expedites such meticulous watch in a way that it often becomes noticeable criticism. Strategies of policing such as New York City’s “stop-and-frisk” policy have ignited much criticism of police, and have caused the need for many general improvements to the way in which police facilitate. Since the structure of policing often shifts based on changes within general society, it has become a common standard that facets of policing must match the highest degree of ethics in which citizens of the United States have adopted. This study and research is concerned if there is any disproportionality among the history of police contacts for Bridgewater State University students.


Criminal Justice

Thesis Comittee

Jennifer Hartsfield (Thesis Director)

Mia Ortiz

Wendy Wright

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Original document was submitted as an Honors Program requirement. Copyright is held by the author.

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