Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences
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Criminal Intelligence Analysis
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Bachelor of Science
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The following study will determine whether Korean Americans’ trust in police positively correlates with perceptions of police legitimacy. This project uses the data collected from surveys given to Korean Americans in the Atlanta, Georgia area. It takes into consideration 128 complete responses collected in September 2022 from Korean Americans, regardless of their immigration status. A regression analysis will be conducted to analyze the relationship between trust in police and perceived police legitimacy among Korean residents while controlling for the demographic factors such as age and gender of the participants. It also controls for other relevant factors including English proficiency, annual household income, and direct and indirect victimization experiences of general and hate crimes to determine trust in police. The expected outcome is that trust in police has a positive correlation to perception of police legitimacy and will contribute to the literature on police legitimacy.
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Siddigi, Zermeen, "The relationship between trust in local police and perceived police legitimacy among Koreans in the United States" (2023). Williams Honors College, Honors Research Projects. 1765.