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Watching the Watchmen: How Videos of Police-Citizen Encounters Influence Individuals’ Perceptions of the Police

Abstract Recently, there has been an upsurge in highly publicized negative police-citizen encounters, contributing to the current crisis in police legitimacy. These encounters, mostly filmed and disseminated by citizens, provide a new type of vicarious experience through which the viewer can assess police-citizen interactions, potentially shaping their perceptions of the police. These recordings have sparked national conversations and protests regarding police behavior and treatment of minority citizens. An area that has received less attention, however, is what effect viewing video recordings of less contentious police-citizen interactions has on public perceptions of police. To that end, this study seeks to address the knowledge gap through experi... (more)
Created Date 2017
Contributor Parry, Megan Marie (Author) / Wallace, Danielle M (Advisor) / White, Michael D (Committee member) / Katz, Charles (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Criminology / Citizen Journalism / Legitimacy / Police / Procedural Justice / Socail Media
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 181 pages
Language English
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Note Doctoral Dissertation Criminology and Criminal Justice 2017
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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