- Aerielle Allen, Univ. of Connecticut
- Felicia Pratto, Univ. of Connecticut, Storrs
The current study examines how police behavior can influence others' perceived control over their lives. We reasoned that racialized police violence, especially when the violence goes unpunished, will reduce senses of control. Results demonstrated that participants reported more control when a White police officer was punished for killing an unarmed Black compared to when there was no punishment.