Police-citizen encounters : a content analysis of the New York Times

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dc.contributor.advisor Intravia, Jonathan
dc.contributor.author Lipps, Luke
dc.date.accessioned 2019-04-05T17:48:54Z
dc.date.available 2019-04-05T17:48:54Z
dc.date.issued 2018-05
dc.identifier.other A-389
dc.identifier.uri http://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/123456789/201546
dc.description.abstract In the past decade, negative police-citizen encounters have received a great amount of attention in both research and in the media. Although prior studies have examined the characteristics associated with negative police-citizen relationships, less is known how police-citizen encounters are portrayed in the media. Using a content analysis of stories published on police-citizen encounters in the New York Times during the past 15 years, this study explores the characteristics (both officer and offender) and outcomes (e.g., arrest, use of force) associated with such stories. In addition, the data collected from the content analysis will be compared to relevant statistics in the real world to determine whether the information reported on police-citizen encounters departs from official statistics. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Honors College
dc.subject.lcsh Criminology.
dc.title Police-citizen encounters : a content analysis of the New York Times en_US
dc.type Undergraduate senior honors thesis.
dc.description.degree Thesis (B.?) en_US


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