Public Perception of the Police

Ketelsleger, Travis (2015) Public Perception of the Police. [Abstract]

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The public perception of police is a common issue that law enforcement agencies across the nation are concurrently dealing with. The purpose of this research was to analyze reasons for the poor public perception of police, methods of improving perception and examining local attempts made by the Durango Police Department in this area. Through a review of the literature, historical and contemporary factors have been discovered for the current perception of police, as well as attempts at mitigating this poor perception. Additionally, through an internship with the Durango Police Department, observations and ethnographic data have been collected on several local efforts to address this issue.

Item Type: Abstract
Created by Student or Faculty: Student
Uncontrolled Keywords: Public perception, police, law enforcement
Subjects: Undergrad Research Symposium > Sociology
Undergrad Research Symposium
Depositing User: Travis Ketelsleger
Date Deposited: 13 Apr 2015 18:39
Last Modified: 15 Apr 2015 09:00

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