2024 - Spring Scholars Week

Examining Media Influences on People's Perception of the Justice System

Academic Level at Time of Presentation

Senior

Major

Criminal Justice and Chemistry

2nd Student Academic Level at Time of Presentation

Senior

2nd Student Major

Criminal Justice

2nd Student Minor

Psychology

3rd Student Academic Level at Time of Presentation

Junior

3rd Student Major

Criminal Justice and Social Work

List all Project Mentors & Advisor(s)

Dr. Katy Hancock

Presentation Format

Oral Presentation

Abstract/Description

The purpose of this research is to see how the media influences people's view of the justice system. Through the use of a survey, it will be determined how various forms of media predict perceptions of the justice system in America. Media such as television news, podcasts, fictional shows/movies, social media, and documentaries are included in the survey. This is an important facet of research because the public perception of the justice system and its legitimacy affects how people interact with it and cooperate with it (Tyler, 2003), and thus, ultimately the overall success of the justice system.

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Criminal Justice Student Research Panel

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Examining Media Influences on People's Perception of the Justice System

The purpose of this research is to see how the media influences people's view of the justice system. Through the use of a survey, it will be determined how various forms of media predict perceptions of the justice system in America. Media such as television news, podcasts, fictional shows/movies, social media, and documentaries are included in the survey. This is an important facet of research because the public perception of the justice system and its legitimacy affects how people interact with it and cooperate with it (Tyler, 2003), and thus, ultimately the overall success of the justice system.