Open Access Thesis
Date of Award
R. KHARI BROWN
This paper examines the association between race and perceptions of trust in the criminal justice system amongst five different racial groups. Sociologists have diligently worked towards determining the effects of race, on court decisions, because (1) it is an important social issue, (2) it is widely considered a testing ground for propositions derived from conflict theory, and (3) the research literature is laced with contradictory findings and conclusions (Unnever et al. 1980). The present study will determine if there is a disconnection between minority groups and the criminal justice system. Furthermore, it will discover if "blackness" alone is the factor that attracts criminal injustices.
Polk, Catina Antionette, "Does Justice Exist?: An Examination Of The Association Between Race And Perceptions Of The Criminal Justice System." (2016). Wayne State University Theses. 533.