Implicit Bias in a Police Drama: An Analysis of S.W.A.T.

dc.contributor.advisorArnio, Ashley
dc.contributor.authorChewe, Mia
dc.date.accessioned2023-12-08T17:39:48Z
dc.date.available2023-12-08T17:39:48Z
dc.date.issued2023-05
dc.description.abstractImplicit bias is, often unknowingly, inserted into the mainframe of the American psyche, prefacing each interaction in which we partake with an involuntary act of discrimination. One way in which implicit bias infiltrates society is through television. This is especially problematic for television dramas that display the most vulnerable interactions among its characters. The current study zeroes in on the imagery produced by police dramas. Specifically, it analyzes the beginning episodes of the first season of S.W.A.T., a fictional police drama that follows the lives of a team of police officers within a tactical unit. This study will observe verbal and nonverbal cues exhibited within the first 10 episodes of the first season that signify implicit biases.
dc.description.departmentHonors College
dc.formatText
dc.format.extent40 pages
dc.format.medium1 file (.pdf)
dc.identifier.citationChewe, M. (2023). Implicit bias in a police drama: An analysis of S.W.A.T. Honors College, Texas State University.
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10877/17526
dc.language.isoen
dc.subjectimplicit bias
dc.subjectrace
dc.subjectstereotypes
dc.subjectpolice
dc.subjectmedia
dc.subjectentertainment
dc.subjectdrama
dc.subjectprejudice
dc.titleImplicit Bias in a Police Drama: An Analysis of S.W.A.T.
dc.typeCapstone
thesis.degree.departmentHonors College
thesis.degree.disciplineCriminal Justice and Criminology
thesis.degree.grantorTexas State University

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