Research Project Title

Would you room with a felon? A study on student perceptions and the stigma of convicted felons on a college campus.

Session Type

Traditional Paper Presentation

Research Project Abstract

Being a convicted felon in today’s society is challenging; once convicted, felons are labeled and stigmatized by members of society. This is often challenging for felons to overcome and prevents them from successfully reentering society. There is little literature on how the stigma convicts carry with them as they attempt to achieve a higher education effects themselves and other students. This study focuses on how the labels and stigmas assigned to convicts who are attempting to obtain a college education through a four-year university effects student’s desire for social distance. Through a series of survey questions, I hope to measure social distance and comfort using a modified Bogardus Social Distance Scale.

Session Number

RS10

Location

Weyerhaeuser 203

Abstract Number

RS10-e

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Would you room with a felon? A study on student perceptions and the stigma of convicted felons on a college campus.

Weyerhaeuser 203

Being a convicted felon in today’s society is challenging; once convicted, felons are labeled and stigmatized by members of society. This is often challenging for felons to overcome and prevents them from successfully reentering society. There is little literature on how the stigma convicts carry with them as they attempt to achieve a higher education effects themselves and other students. This study focuses on how the labels and stigmas assigned to convicts who are attempting to obtain a college education through a four-year university effects student’s desire for social distance. Through a series of survey questions, I hope to measure social distance and comfort using a modified Bogardus Social Distance Scale.