Interview Questions (Eva)

  1. What work or research have you done relating to racial bias in the criminal justice system?
  2. What factors do you believe contribute to racial bias in the criminal justice system?
  3. Many people argue that racism in the criminal justice system began with Jim Crow. Do you agree? Why or why not?
  4. Do you believe that the decriminalization of recreational drugs would help to decrease racial disparities caused by the drug war? Why or why not?
  5. What are your thoughts on community policing? Is defunding police departments a logical next step?
  6. Why do you think police brutality/Black Lives Matter has become such a politicized issue?
  7. Do you think the government is doing a good job dealing with issues of police brutality?
  8. How do racial profiling and police brutality internally affect the black community? What might be the step to better communication between police officers and the black community?
  9. How do you think the media perpetuates racist stereotypes?
  10. What do you think are some important cases to study when researching police brutality and racial disparities in the criminal justice system?
  11. One aspect of my project this year is an original research component. I plan to launch an awareness campaign. Do you have any advice regarding this project?
  12. What can I, as a young adult, do to help?
  13. Is there anything that you would like to add?

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