Title page for ETD etd-09122016-180608

Type of Document Master's Thesis
Author Frazier, Joseph B
Author's Email Address josephf8@vt.edu
URN etd-09122016-180608
Title The Student Police Unity League and Intergroup Contact Theory
Degree Master of Science
Department Sociology
Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title
Dr. James Hawdon Committee Chair
Dr. Michael Hughes Committee Member
Dr. Ted Fuller Committee Member
  • Interactions
  • Police
  • Black Communities
  • Intergroup Contact Theory
Date of Defense 2016-09-02
Availability unrestricted
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the Student Police Unity League as an effective program at fostering more positive views of the police from black citizens operating by the core tenants provided by Intergroup Contact Theory. It was expected that black students who participated in the Student Police Unity League would report higher levels of trust, legitimacy, willingness to work with the police, outcome justice, and lower level of perceived racial profiling. While the majority of the findings did not reach statistical significance at the .05 level, participation in the Student Police Unity league did lead to better views of police in terms of outcome justice and legitimacy. However, trust, profiling, and willingness to work with the police unexpectedly had inverse results.
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