AbstractThis is an active learning activity where students analyze media reporting on police violence through a sociological lens. The purpose of this activity is twofold. First, students will engage in a type of sociological research in the classroom – qualitative content analysis. Second, students will gain a critical perspective of police brutality by...
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Usage NotesThis activity is best utilized in a 75-minute class. It is possible, however, to conduct this activity in a 50-minute class. We provided the outline we used for this activity in both a 50-minute and 75-minute class. In our experience, discussing the patterns and major findings of each group requires the most time in this activity. Given the controversial...
Learning Goals and Assessments
- 1.Execute a content analysis of news articles on police violence against men.
- 2.Compare and contrast patterns of police violence found in these articles.
- 3.Evaluate how these patterns may shape public opinion about police violence against men.
- 1.Enter data into a coding matrix provided by the instructor.
- 2.Answer reflection questions about the coding matrix which require students to compare and contrast collected data.
- 3.Answer critical thinking questions about the learning goals which require students to integrate assigned readings into classroom activity.