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Community Ally Composition as an Indicator of Anti-Bias Policing Reform Readiness: A Stakeholder Analysis

Chamberlin, Brittany (2021) Community Ally Composition as an Indicator of Anti-Bias Policing Reform Readiness: A Stakeholder Analysis. Master Essay, University of Pittsburgh.

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This essay explores the usage of the power mapping tool in assessing community readiness for policing reform. Biased policing is a national concern as well as a local one. The Latino population faces unique consequences of biased policing interactions including rights violations, discrimination, health risks, and reduced feelings of security. In an exploratory case study design, the stakeholders of biased policing reform policy are identified among six municipalities around the Pittsburgh area. A visual power map adapted from Eden and Ackerman’s original tool (1998) is then used to compare the composition of allies among the six communities to assess readiness for engagement in policing reform policy. The first aim of this essay is to assess how the use of the power mapping tool can identify and categorize individuals and entities within communities as allies for a political cause, specifically policing reform. The second aim is to consider how the composition of allies within communities may contribute as an indicator for community readiness for policing reform. Policy reform is a multistage endeavor that requires networks and the growth of community support. The stakeholder analysis Power v. Interest Grid is commonly executed in policy implementation, yet; the tool may prove to have implications in being applied to predictive readiness for reform. Stakeholder analysis is significant to public health in its ability to empower local communities to advocate for health and population-based policy interventions.


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Item Type: Other Thesis, Dissertation, or Long Paper (Master Essay)
Status: Unpublished
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Chamberlin, Brittanyblc82@pitt.eduBLC82
ContributionContributors NameEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Committee ChairAlbert, Stevensmalbert@pitt.edusmalbertUNSPECIFIED
Committee MemberOhmar, Marymlo51@pitt.edumlo51UNSPECIFIED
Date: 14 May 2021
Date Type: Completion
Submission Date: 29 April 2021
Access Restriction: No restriction; Release the ETD for access worldwide immediately.
Number of Pages: 72
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Schools and Programs: Graduate School of Public Health > Behavioral and Community Health Sciences
Degree: MPH - Master of Public Health
Thesis Type: Master Essay
Refereed: Yes
Uncontrolled Keywords: Power, Interest, Latino, Police, Policy, Immigrant, Power Map
Date Deposited: 14 May 2021 19:09
Last Modified: 14 May 2021 19:09

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