2024 - Spring Scholars Week

Police and Their Physical Appearance: Does it Matter to The Public?

Academic Level at Time of Presentation

Senior

Major

Criminal Justice

Minor

Business Administration

2nd Student Academic Level at Time of Presentation

Junior

2nd Student Major

Criminal Justice

2nd Student Minor

Social Wellfare

List all Project Mentors & Advisor(s)

Dr. Katy Hancock

Presentation Format

Oral Presentation

Abstract/Description

The purpose of this research study is to determine how the physical appearance of officers affects the perceptions of the public. Factors such as age, race, gender, physical fitness, and uniform style can all play a critical role in how a citizen will interact, cooperate, and even support both the individual officer and the police in general. In this study, we will conduct a survey with a questionaire in hopes to gain knowledge about the public's perception of police officers appearance. We hope that this study will give the police a good overview of the publics perspective on their outward appearence with the intent that they will use such information to better serve the public.

Spring Scholars Week 2024 Event

Criminal Justice Student Research Panel

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Police and Their Physical Appearance: Does it Matter to The Public?

The purpose of this research study is to determine how the physical appearance of officers affects the perceptions of the public. Factors such as age, race, gender, physical fitness, and uniform style can all play a critical role in how a citizen will interact, cooperate, and even support both the individual officer and the police in general. In this study, we will conduct a survey with a questionaire in hopes to gain knowledge about the public's perception of police officers appearance. We hope that this study will give the police a good overview of the publics perspective on their outward appearence with the intent that they will use such information to better serve the public.