A Study Examining Perception And Knowledge Of Criminology/Criminal Justice And Political Science Students On Terrorism As It Pertains To The Palestinian/Israeli Conflict
Gossett, Michael Andrew
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The purpose of this study is to examine perception and knowledge of Criminology/Criminal Justice and Political Science majors. University of Texas at Arlington students were asked to identify scenarios related to actions taken by both Palestinians and Israelis as they pertain to terrorism. The data in this study were obtained from a sample of UTA students enrolled in both Criminology/Criminal Justice and Political Science courses. These findings revealed that both CRCJ and Political Science respondents share a similar propensity towards identifying terrorist acts. Additionally, the findings revealed a general lack of knowledge and familiarity with the Palestinian-Israeli conflict and an acknowledged reliance on television media and the internet for primary information regarding the subject.