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Minority Students

Perceptions of Police
Officers
By Denisse De Leon and Steven Senden

Background Project Information


For our capstone project our goal was to find out how high school students of
different ethnicities view the Law Enforcement of Carver County, and why? In
order to receive their views, we created a survey which was distributed to the
Integrated Arts Academy, Southwest Metro Educational Cooperative, and to
Chaska High School.

Views of Law Enforcement (Research)


Joshua A. Hardins Study from the University of Tennessee on the views of Police from
different races/ethnicities found three different end results,
In the first test group caucasians possessed a more favorable view of law
enforcement
In the second test group race/ethnicity didnt affect the views of law enforcement
In the third test group the minority respondents possessed a more favorable view
But none of the respondents were juveniles
Video below is about views of Police in New York and the views of others 3.5 minutes
https://www.facebook.com/bluematters/videos/486828541509925/

Views of Law Enforcement (Research)


The U.S. Department of Justice reports that in 2011, African Americans and Hispanics were
imprisoned at higher rates than whites in all age groups for both male and female
inmates.
A report done after the Department of Justice found that most African Americans still
possessed more favorable attitudes toward police

School Demographics: I.A.A, Co-op


Integrated Arts Academy

Southwest Metro Educational Cooperative

School Demographics; Chaska High School

Survey Results

Survey Results

Survey Results

Survey Results

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Survey Results

Conclusion
What we conclude from the surveys we gathered is that the majority of
our classmates view our local law enforcement positively, yet their
negative generalizations are influenced by social media and peers.

Work Cited
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"Chaska High School." U.S. News Report Education. U.S. News, 2016. Web. 30 Apr. 2016
Parker, Karen F., John M. MacDonald, Wesley G. Jennings, and Geoffrey P. Alpert. "Racial Threats, Urban Conditions and
Police Use of Force."University of South Carolina Scholar Commons. University of South Carolina, 1 Jan. 2005. Web. 12
Feb. 2016.
"Integrated Arts Academy." U.S. News Report Education. U.S. News, 2016. Web. 30 Apr. 2016.
"Prison Population Counts." Bureau of Justice Statistics. U.S, Department of Justice, 25 Apr. 2016. Web. 25 Apr. 2016.
"Southwest Metro Educational Cooperative." U.S. News Report Education. U.S. News, 2016. Web. 30 Apr