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dc.contributor.advisorEdmonds, Carole A., 1952-eng
dc.contributor.authorGreen, Clarence, Jr.eng
dc.date.issued2018eng
dc.date.submitted2018 Summereng
dc.descriptionDr. Carole Edmonds, Dissertation Supervisor.eng
dc.descriptionIncludes vita.eng
dc.descriptionField of study: Educational leadership and policy analysis.eng
dc.description"July 2018."eng
dc.description.abstractNationally, law enforcement agencies are under tremendous scrutiny in reference to racial profiling. A gap exists in knowledge of Black law enforcement officers? in Missouri perceptions of racial profiling. Missouri has experienced a disproportionate number of traffic stops of Black motorists for the last 11 years. A review of the literature revealed that police officers have an identity formed through practices of the organization. This notion was further explained by examining social-identity theory and the key concepts of Black law enforcement officers, racial profiling, and occupational socialization. This qualitative bounded case study used semistructured interviews with rural Black law enforcement officers from three counties in Missouri, conducted three focus groups with community members, and performed an artifact review of law enforcement agencies? policies. The following themes emerged: racial profiling is not tolerated, law enforcement officers are held accountable for their behavior, Black law enforcement officers joined agencies because they wanted the ability to help others, Blacks are racially profiled more than others, racial profiling had been experienced, confidence existed in law enforcement agencies to not racially profile, and Blacks were perceived as bad people. These results allow law enforcement agencies and law enforcement training academies to address selection and training needs of officers. The results also aid policymakers to expand the collection of data around profiling as well as aid community leaders in understanding the dynamics of racial profiling.eng
dc.description.bibrefIncludes bibliographical references (pages 135-153).eng
dc.format.extent1 online resource (x, 166 pages) : illustrationseng
dc.identifier.merlinb126393291eng
dc.identifier.oclc1065528783eng
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10355/66379
dc.languageEnglisheng
dc.publisherUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
dc.relation.ispartofcommunityUniversity of Missouri-Columbia. Graduate School. Theses and Dissertationseng
dc.rightsOpenAccesseng
dc.rights.licenseThis work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 License.
dc.rights.licenseThis work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Licenseeng
dc.titleThe black inside the blue : black law enforcement officers' perceptions of racial profiling in Missourieng
dc.typeThesiseng
thesis.degree.disciplineEducational leadership and policy analysis (MU)eng
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
thesis.degree.levelDoctoraleng
thesis.degree.nameEd. D.eng


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