Date of Award

1-1-2008

Document Type

Dissertation

Degree Name

Ph.D.

Department

Human Communications

First Advisor

Roy Wood, Ph.D.

Second Advisor

Christina Foust

Third Advisor

Daniel J. Lair

Fourth Advisor

Susan Manning

Keywords

Communication, Driving while black, Police, Race, Racial profiling

Abstract

This study explores the communicative dynamic that occurs between Denver police officers, and citizens of the African-American community, during traffic stops characterized as "Driving While Black." Thirty four interviews were conducted regarding this study. Derived from the interviews were transcribed narratives, which were examined through the use of narrative analysis and various theoretical frameworks. The narrative analysis and theoretical frameworks provided a new lens for exploring the police/citizen communicative dynamic, and a foundation for additional communication research between police officers and the African-American community.

Publication Statement

Copyright is held by the author. User is responsible for all copyright compliance.

Provenance

Received from ProQuest

Rights holder

Tracie Lynn Keesee

File size

173 p.

File format

application/pdf

Language

en

Discipline

Communication, Criminology

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