Date of Award

Spring 2021

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts


Public Policy and Law

First Advisor

Glenn W. Falk


Using the Breonna Taylor case as an example, this thesis will investigate the ways that certain practices and policies in America’s criminal justice system have allowed discriminatory policing to flourish. People of color in America disproportionately experience acts of violence from police officers, and more often than not, there is no justice for these victims. The practices and policies that have been put into place to combat racial injustices in America have been ineffective because of the principles that govern our system. The way that America’s criminal justice system operates is inherently discriminatory and the need for reform is urgent.


Senior thesis completed at Trinity College, Hartford CT for the degree of Bachelor of Arts in Public Policy & Law.