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Jennifer E. Cobbina

Jennifer Cobbina teaches at Michigan State University. She conducts research on corrections, prisoner reentry and the understanding of recidivism and desistance among recently released female offenders.

Ferguson Residents and Protesters Views about Police Perceptions of Race and Crime

While many have proposed that hiring more Black officers is an effective way to alleviate longstanding tension between police and African American citizens, this article shows that a shared racial background does not always guarantee positive police perceptions among Ferguson residents and protesters.