Helms School of Government
Master of Science in Criminal Justice (MS)
parenting styles, police, Black American, perception, fear
Psychology | Race, Ethnicity and Post-Colonial Studies
Roach, Amber E., "Police Perceptions and Parenting Styles Among Black Parents of Miami-Dade County" (2021). Masters Theses. 805.
A person’s perception of something or someone does not develop without external factors affecting the individual. Experiences and lessons people have learned from a young age have molded their perception of the world. One of those lessons is what is considered correct and what is not. In the Black American community, this is accompanied by the “talk”. This “talk” is shaped by past experiences with the police towards minority groups, specifically, Black Americans. This paper discusses how parenting styles, race, and authority intersect. The purpose of this paper is to examine the beginnings of one’s life, the lessons they are taught, and how parenting has affected one’s view on authority.