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Criminal Justice Students' Perceptions and Awareness of Racism and Discrimination

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dc.contributor.author Jackson, Robin
dc.contributor.author Henderson, Howard
dc.date.accessioned 2020-08-11T21:20:32Z
dc.date.available 2020-08-11T21:20:32Z
dc.date.issued 2019
dc.identifier.citation Jackson, Robin; Henderson, Howard. (2019). Criminal Justice Students' Perceptions and Awareness of Racism and Discrimination. Race and Justice, 24 pgs. en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://centerforjusticeresearch.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/Racism-and-Justice.pdf
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11990/1942
dc.description.abstract The recent focus on the controversial deaths of minorities at the hands of police officers has led to increased attention on racial bias among the law enforcement community. However, this focus does not extend to criminal justice students. Instead,research examining undergraduates’ racial attitudes focuses on the general student body. In addition to reviewing literature related to criminal justice students’ attitudes toward a variety of criminal justice and social issues, the current study used multiple regression analyses to examine racial and gender differences in a Southwestern University’s criminal justice students’ perceptions of and sensitivity to racism. Findings from the study indicate that male criminal justice students in the sample and White criminal justice students are more likely to have lower perceptions of racism than their female and non-White counterparts, respectively. Additionally, findings for criminal justice students’ sensitivity to racism suggest that White male criminal justice students’ sensitivity to racism only statistically significantly differs from non-White females with White males more likely to be less sensitive than non-White females. Furthermore, the current research provides a benchmark for research related to criminal justice students’ perceptions of racism and discriminatory practices and their attitudes toward minorities. Results, study implications, recommendations, and future research are discussed. (Author Abstract) en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Center for Justice Research en_US
dc.subject Survey Results en_US
dc.subject Community Perceptions en_US
dc.subject Community Attitudes en_US
dc.subject Criminal Justice en_US
dc.subject Students en_US
dc.subject Institutional Racism en_US
dc.subject Minorities en_US
dc.subject Cultural Diversity en_US
dc.subject Decision-making en_US
dc.subject Discrimination en_US
dc.subject Race en_US
dc.subject Gender en_US
dc.subject White en_US
dc.subject Caucasian en_US
dc.subject Climate Survey en_US
dc.subject University en_US
dc.subject College en_US
dc.title Criminal Justice Students' Perceptions and Awareness of Racism and Discrimination en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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