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dc.contributor.authorFrazier, Joseph B.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-06-13T19:44:24Z
dc.date.available2017-06-13T19:44:24Z
dc.date.issued2016-09-02en_US
dc.identifier.otheretd-09122016-180608en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/78161
dc.description.abstractThe 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.
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherVirginia Techen_US
dc.rightsIn Copyrighten
dc.rights.urihttp://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/en
dc.subjectInteractionsen_US
dc.subjectPoliceen_US
dc.subjectBlack Communitiesen_US
dc.subjectIntergroup Contact Theoryen_US
dc.titleThe Student Police Unity League and Intergroup Contact Theoryen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.departmentSociologyen_US
dc.description.degreeMaster of Scienceen_US
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Scienceen_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineSociologyen_US
dc.contributor.committeechairHawdon, James E.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberHughes, Michael D.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberFuller, Teden_US
dc.type.dcmitypeTexten_US
dc.identifier.sourceurlhttp://scholar.lib.vt.edu/theses/available/etd-09122016-180608/en_US
dc.date.sdate2016-09-12en_US
dc.date.rdate2016-09-23
dc.date.adate2016-09-23en_US


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