Jenna is a DPhil candidate at the Centre for Criminology studying public perceptions of police violence in the United States. She is interested in how intergroup biases might come to shape how people understand and make sense of police brutality. Is police misconduct considered more acceptable and less morally troubling when it is directed at a group other than one's own? She is supervised by Professor Ian Loader and Dr Ben Bradford.
Prior to her DPhil, Jenna graduated with honours from the University of Texas at Austin in History and Government. She completed the MSc in Criminology and Criminal Justice at the University of Oxford in 2015, receiving the Proxime Accessit to the Roger Hood Prize for the second best performance in the MSc.
Policing; Public Perception; Intergroup Bias; Attribution Theory; Moral Responsibility