Unconscious Prejudice: Examining the Contributions of both Implicit & Explicit Racial Bias to Ethical Decision-Making in Criminology Students

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dc.contributor.authorLazary, Donny
dc.date.accessioned2012-01-20T20:05:23Z
dc.date.available2012-01-20T20:05:23Z
dc.date.created2012
dc.date.issued2012
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10393/20620
dc.identifier.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.20381/ruor-5391
dc.description.abstractExploring the relationship between prejudice and ethical decision-making within individuals that wish to pursue a career in the field of criminal justice has the potential to yield valuable insights on the ways that moral decisions may be impacted by extraneous factors. The objective of this thesis was to explore this relationship by means of quasi-experimental design and through examining 30 potential criminal justice candidates. Results suggested that significant associations between explicit racial attitudes and ethical decision-making are largely context-specific. Conversely, there was no significant relationship found between implicit racial attitudes and decision-making. In conducting this study, a better understanding of the role that explicit factors contribute within the decision-making process was revealed and a gap within the literature was identified. Also worthy of note, this study was the first known research inquiry into the relationship between both implicit and explicit attitudes and ethical decision-making within a Canadian criminological setting.
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherUniversité d'Ottawa / University of Ottawa
dc.subjectImplicit
dc.subjectExplicit
dc.subjectRacial Bias
dc.subjectAttitudes
dc.subjectEthical
dc.subjectDecision-making
dc.titleUnconscious Prejudice: Examining the Contributions of both Implicit & Explicit Racial Bias to Ethical Decision-Making in Criminology Students
dc.typeThesis
dc.faculty.departmentCriminologie / Criminology
dc.contributor.supervisorJoubert, David
dc.embargo.termsimmediate
dc.degree.nameMA
dc.degree.levelmasters
dc.degree.disciplineSciences sociales / Social Sciences
thesis.degree.nameMA
thesis.degree.levelMasters
thesis.degree.disciplineSciences sociales / Social Sciences
uottawa.departmentCriminologie / Criminology
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