Project Title

Black and Blue Lives Matter - Improving Relations by the Police and the African American Community by Addressing Perceptions

Presenters

Academic department under which the project should be listed

RCHSS - Conflict Management, Peacebuilding and Development

Faculty Sponsor Name

Dr. Darina Lepadatu

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Abstract (300 words maximum)

Informative Abstract

The objective of my research is to analyze the effects of perception on the behavior of police towards the African American community and the behavior of the African American community towards the police. Specifically, the study will focus on how the police thinks the African American community perceives them and how the African American community thinks the police perceives them.

I will also analyze and identify the best practices, i.e., methods and strategies that address such perceptions and ultimately improve relations between police and the African American community.

I plan to interview police officers and African American community members; observe events sponsored by a local police department designed to improve police-community relations, and analyze the content of newspaper and magazine articles, press releases, videos, blog posts, etc regarding perceptions and actions taken to address them,

Key words: police; African-American community; police-community perceptions; police-community relations; community oriented policing;

Project Type

Oral Presentation (15-min time slots)

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Black and Blue Lives Matter - Improving Relations by the Police and the African American Community by Addressing Perceptions

Informative Abstract

The objective of my research is to analyze the effects of perception on the behavior of police towards the African American community and the behavior of the African American community towards the police. Specifically, the study will focus on how the police thinks the African American community perceives them and how the African American community thinks the police perceives them.

I will also analyze and identify the best practices, i.e., methods and strategies that address such perceptions and ultimately improve relations between police and the African American community.

I plan to interview police officers and African American community members; observe events sponsored by a local police department designed to improve police-community relations, and analyze the content of newspaper and magazine articles, press releases, videos, blog posts, etc regarding perceptions and actions taken to address them,

Key words: police; African-American community; police-community perceptions; police-community relations; community oriented policing;