Date of Award
Roy Wood, Ph.D.
Communication, Driving while black, Police, Race, Racial profiling
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.
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Keesee, Tracie Lynn, "Driving While Black: Stories Through the Driver's Car Window—a Communicative Analysis" (2008). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 843.
Received from ProQuest
Tracie Lynn Keesee