Title of Abstract

CRT's Affect on Attitudes Towards Law Enforcement

Submitting Student(s)

Nyssa Hemingway

Session Title

Community, Society, and Government

Faculty Sponsor (for work done with a non-Winthrop mentor)

Adolphus Belk, Ph.D.

College

College of Arts and Sciences

Department

Political Science

Abstract

Critical Race Theory, the academic and legal movement to teach racial justice, not only examines quality of life, but also addresses how the intersection of race and other identities is important to improving this quality of life. The purpose of this analysis is to address how knowledge of CRT affects attitudes towards police brutality in the United States. The research being examined is survey data collected on college age students including demographics, CRT framed questions, and attitudes towards police officers. There is currently significant data showing that race affects policing and how civilians view these encounters so analyzing the attitudes towards police officers allows for us to gauge the importance of CRT education and conversations.

Start Date

15-4-2022 12:00 PM

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CRT's Affect on Attitudes Towards Law Enforcement

Critical Race Theory, the academic and legal movement to teach racial justice, not only examines quality of life, but also addresses how the intersection of race and other identities is important to improving this quality of life. The purpose of this analysis is to address how knowledge of CRT affects attitudes towards police brutality in the United States. The research being examined is survey data collected on college age students including demographics, CRT framed questions, and attitudes towards police officers. There is currently significant data showing that race affects policing and how civilians view these encounters so analyzing the attitudes towards police officers allows for us to gauge the importance of CRT education and conversations.