Date

8-2015

Degree Name

BS in Journalism

Department

Journalism Department

Advisor(s)

Dan Eller

Abstract

This study investigates the relationship between education and the number of arrests. This study looks at how education or lack of an education impacts the rates of arrests, using data from the San Luis Obispo County. It looks at different contributing factors such as income, race and police profiling while also looking at the environment of the individuals and how these factors play a part in the relationship between education and arrest rates. Education is a big factor in one’s life and can help reduce arrest rates, especially in youth because if they are involved in a positive recreational activity or program, they are less likely to commit a crime. This study aims to determine how education impacts the number of arrests being made if education was high.

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