Flicks portray black police officers as good for entertainment only: Study

845 days ago | RealBollywood

Washington, April 1: Researchers have said that African-American city police officers have rarely been depicted as leading characters in theatrically released films over the first 40 years of the cop film genre and are mostly portrayed as comedic entertainment while white officers are not.

According to a new research project by Sam Houston State University associate professor of criminal justice Howard Henderson and Franklin T. Wilson, from Indiana State University, while the presence of African-American officers has been shown to increase the perceived legitimacy of police departments, the media depictions of African-American officers may play a role in delegitimizing African-American officers, both in the eyes of the general public.


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