Police-Citizen Interaction

Team: 56

School: Sat Sci Math Acad

Area of Science: Behavioral and Social Sciences

Problem Definition: Police and minorities have been in back and forth in criticisms and crimes recently. There are good and bad in each batch, and we want to thoroughly research and create an accurate model about how authorities and citizens react to each other, and how certain circumstances can positively and negatively impact the situation. Ex; Minority/Majority, rich/poor neighborhood, stress/fear levels, etc. We also want to find out probable psychological processes, as well as potential biases pre created prior to or created based on the experience.

Problem Solution: We want to create a relevant code, which may potentially change views of perception or biases themselves. Research of our topic and the shared perspective of all members will be crucial to the completion of our project.

Progress to Date: Up to this point we have gathered experience and information from a police officer, experimented with different pre made models, and basic codes that would help us reuse the codes to our project. We listened to her experiences and challenges as a police officer. She changed our perspective. We realized that an officer's experiences have a lot to do with how they interact with citizens.

Expected Results: When we have completed our model, we would like it to show how different constraints and conditions that can affect interactions between citizens and official authorities.

Officer J. Elliott, personal communication, November 6, 2020.
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Understanding Bias: A Research Guide -
Office Of Justice Programs: Factors of Public Influences -
U.S. Department of Justice. (2003, June). Factors That Influence Public Opinion of the Police. https://www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/nij/197925.pdf
Police and the Community: Statistics & Public/Police Opinion -

Mentors: Caia Brown, Ryan Palmer, Simon Redman, Rebecca Campbell

Team Members:

  Vashti Grant
  Judie Oyinatumba
  Kay Polston

Sponsoring Teacher: Caia Brown

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