Date of Award
Dr. Bridget Diamond-Welch
Dr. Thomas Mrozla
Dr. Elise Boxer
Missing and murdered Indigenous peoples, Trust in police, Willingness to report
Community-Based Research | Criminology and Criminal Justice
The crisis of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Peoples (MMIP) has occurred for centuries. The current structure of the criminal justice system relies on trust and cooperation between law enforcement agencies and citizens to combat such crises. The purpose of this research project is to assess how, if at all, Indigenous peoples’ trust in police and willingness to report at the tribal, state, and federal levels impact MMIP. These two dependent variables were assessed using survey results from Indigenous peoples 18 and older. Discussion will focus on how these variables impact MMIP moving forward.
Doering, Anna R., "Indigenous Peoples' Trust in Police: Multi-Jurisdictional Issues and the Effect on Reporting" (2021). Honors Thesis. 144.