Date of Graduation
Master of Arts in Political Science (MA)
Second Committee Member
African American Politics, African and African American Studies, Bias, Black Politics, Cultural Understanding, Media Framing, Race and Crime, Racial Polarization, Racial Prejudice, Racism, Stereotypes, Television
Research shows that crime news is a primary mechanism for shaping public consciousness surrounding legal order, social morality, and threats present in their citizens communities. This research explores how news media influences negative attitudes towards criminal justice reform and Black identity. Utilizing Framing Theory, this study focuses on whether negative stereotypes in crime news triggers racial prejudice and bias towards African Americans. Participants of this study will consist of current students at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville. The findings suggest that knowing the race of a potential criminal assailant influences respondents’ attitudes towards presumptions of guilt, future criminality, and criminal justice policy.
Sebree, W. (2021). Racialized Reality: Crime News and Racial Stereotype Framing. Graduate Theses and Dissertations Retrieved from https://scholarworks.uark.edu/etd/4098
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