New study examines children’s perceptions of police

The role of policing in America is at the heart of a new study that looks at how children’s perceptions of police develop over time. The study’s author, Adam Fine talks to us about his findings.

In the study children, ages 7-14 were sampled and six schools in California were looked into. According to the study, most people of color saw a decrease in the positive perception of police between the ages of 7-9. While most white children didn’t see much of a decrease.

One program called “Team Kids” is hoping to change the perception of police. The program encourages youth to create positive change in their communities. Their mission is to empower children to change the world.

Furthermore, Fine says police departments need to create programs that involve young people in the community.

 

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Adam Fine, Assistant Professor, ASU School of Criminology and Criminal Justice

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