Date of Award
Bachelor of Science
This study examines the police brutality response during the Black Lives Matter protests, and the reoccurring pattern of police brutality as a response to Civil Rights Movement protests. The study first acknowledges the history of police brutality responses to Civil Rights Movement and how this history affects the responses today. There are eight cities involved in this study that are being compared in four different datasets. The cities data are based on four independent variables, those being population, demographics, police budget in 2020, and persons in poverty. This study will analyze if these four independent variables will influence the dependent variable which is the presence of police brutality as a response to the Black Lives Matter protests in these cities.
Marseille, Chelsea, "Police Brutality Responses Then and Now: The Effect Poverty, Demographics and Police Funding has on Police Brutality Response to Civil Rights Movements" (2022). Public Administration & Policy. 13.