Honors Program

Honors in Criminal Justice and Criminology

Date of Award


Thesis Professor(s)

Bradley Edwards

Thesis Professor Department

Criminal Justice and Criminology

Thesis Reader(s)

Josie Klepper


The current research seeks to study and gauge current perceptions of police among college students at East Tennessee State University. As well as studying perceptions of police among students, the research will compare police perceptions among students with student opinions on incarceration. Correlations will be attempted to be observed through various demographical characteristics and similar standardized viewpoints. This will build on prior research from Lim (2015) and others in which college students were used to gauge results around perceptions of police. It is important to understand college student perceptions on police and incarceration as they form the future work force and form a large voting bloc to impact policy in the future. Following this introduction, this thesis will cover an additional four sections.


East Tennessee State University

Document Type

Honors Thesis - Open Access

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