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dc.contributor.advisorSohn, Youngju
dc.contributor.authorBonaci, Brigitte
dc.date.accessioned2017-12-04T20:25:50Z
dc.date.available2017-12-04T20:25:50Z
dc.date.created2017-12
dc.date.issued2017-12
dc.date.submittedDecember 2017
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11141/2199
dc.descriptionThesis (M.S.) - Florida Institute of Technology, 2017en_US
dc.description.abstractPublic relations is a strategic field because an organization may need to structure a message with the intent of persuading the public and making it respond to a crisis and a message in a certain way. This study will help introduce the concept of a lingering crisis that is hardly present in research and could be put under the public relations umbrella. Using a survey of communications students, this study will compare the public attitudes and perceptions of perceived legitimacy of a police department after it experiences one of three crisis types, one of which being a lingering crisis. Attitudes and legitimacy will again be compared after the department releases an apology or denial in response to the crisis. The final component that this study will measure is how the race of the participants influences the outcome variables. The results of this study may have important implications because the crises that are used reflect current events and could impact how organizations, specifically police departments, communicate after a crisis.en_US
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dc.subjectPublic affairsen_US
dc.subjectPoliceen_US
dc.subjectOfficer-involved shootingsen_US
dc.subjectApologyen_US
dc.subjectDenialen_US
dc.subjectCrisisen_US
dc.subjectPerceptionsen_US
dc.subjectLegitimacyen_US
dc.subjectAttitudesen_US
dc.subjectCommunicationen_US
dc.titleAttitudes and Perceived Legitimacy of Police: Crises, Responses, and How Race Influences Perceptionsen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.date.updated2017-12-01T22:10:47Z
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Science in Global Strategic Communicationen_US
thesis.degree.levelMastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGlobal Strategic Communicationen_US
thesis.degree.departmentArts and Communicationen_US
thesis.degree.grantorFlorida Institute of Technologyen_US
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