Title

Comparison of Race-Gender, Urban-Suburban Criminal Justice College Students Satisfaction of the Police Department

Status

Faculty

School

Kamalnotivz School of Education

Department

Leadership

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

Spring 2016

Publication Title

Journal of Leadership and Instruction

Description/Abstract

This quantitative study explored criminal justice college students' satisfaction with the police. 176 college students in Suffolk County, Long Island and New York City participated in a survey. The study examined the extent to which satisfaction with the local police department differs by location (urban and suburban), gender (female and male), and race (Black, Latino, and White). The results suggested that students who were from suburban settings had higher levels of satisfaction with the police than students who were from urban settings. In terms of race, White students were significantly more satisfied than Black students. Regarding gender, females tended to have slightly lower satisfaction levels than males. The present findings can be used by urban and suburban police departments to gauge the levels of satisfaction and attitudes towards their institution by upcoming police officers and reflect on their own relations with their communities.

Keywords

College Students, Police Community Relationship, Comparative Analysis, Racial Differences, Gender Differences, Rural Urban Differences, Statistical Analysis, Student Attitudes, Satisfaction, Student Surveys, Likert Scales, Law Enforcement, Legal Education (Professions)

Volume

15

Issue

1

First Page

33

Last Page

38

Peer Reviewed

1

Scholarly

yes

Disciplines

Education | Leadership Studies

Original Citation

Verga, C., Murillo,L., Toulon, E.D., Morote, E. & Perry, S.M. “Comparison of Race-Gender, Urban-Suburban Criminal Justice College Students Satisfaction of the Police Department.” Journal of Leadership and Instruction, Spring 2016, 33-38. https://eric.ed.gov/?id=EJ1097545

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