Student Perceptions of Police Officers
Perceptions of police is a “hot topic” in the criminological literature. Although limited, past research has shown public perceptions of police may differ by type of police (i.e., highway patrol v. local police). The current study sought to extend this line of inquiry by examining students' perceptions of campus police in comparison to perceptions of local police. Data were collected from an original survey administer to undergraduate students at three different Penn State Commonwealth campuses. Results indicated that students, generally, had more favorable views of campus police than of local police, as indicated by measures of perceptions of job performance, legitimacy, and confidence. However, locational, and demographic differences in multivariable models were found. Policy implications are be discussed within.
|Work Title||Student Perceptions of Police Officers|
|Subtitle||Does Location Matter?|
|License||In Copyright (Rights Reserved)|
|Deposited||April 07, 2021|
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