Title

Demographic Factors and Encounters with Law Enforcement

Faculty Sponsor

Jenna Cartwright

College

Arts and Sciences

Discipline(s)

Valparaiso University Department of Social Work

ORCID Identifier(s)

https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2001-7478

Presentation Type

Poster Presentation

Symposium Date

Spring 5-3-2019

Abstract

When students enroll in an institution of higher education, they each bring their own experiences and resulting ideology to campus life. The purpose of this study was to see if different populations have encountered police brutality at different rates. Are high school-aged Black men from urban areas more likely to be victims of police brutality than their white counterparts? This study was also designed to determine if there are demographic factors or trends that provide an explanation for varying rates of police brutality between populations. The data was collected from each researcher's high school of origin. The data collected will be representative of the current student bodies at each high school. The results of this study will provide valuable information to law enforcement regarding their interactions with diverse populations and ways in which they can integrate the results into their training programs.

Biographical Information about Author(s)

Debra Miller '19 is a senior social work major. Next year, she will be pursuing a masters in social work at Dominican University. This project is important to her because police brutality is an important societal issue that does not have an easy solution.

Sydney Griffin '19 is a senior social work major. Next year, she will be pursuing a masters in social work at Boston University. This project is important to her because police brutality is affecting our youth and without some kind of implementation, it will continue to occur.

Katie Mentone '19 is a senior social work major. Next year, she will be pursuing a masters in social work at Dominican University. This project is important to her because police brutality is an important issue that has been affecting much of our society.

Jenna Cartwright '19 is a senior social work major. Next year, she will be pursuing a masters in social work at the University of Illinois-Chicago. This project is important to her because it is a prevalent issue and more research needs to be done to find a solution to the problem.

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