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A Qualitative Case Study Examining Women Of Color’S Experiences As They Pursue A Criminal Justice Degree, David John Dammon Ii Jan 2022

A Qualitative Case Study Examining Women Of Color’S Experiences As They Pursue A Criminal Justice Degree, David John Dammon Ii

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This dissertation examined the experiences of women of color (WOC), defined as African American and Latina women for this study, as they pursued a degree in a criminal justice program at a Midwest community college. Utilizing Schlossberg’s transition theory, the qualitative case study sought to learn how WOC experience the transition to being students in a criminal justice program and the support and strategies they utilized to adjust to and navigate it. The study sought to fill a gap in the literature on WOC seeking degrees in criminal justice programs. The study also sought to learn more about student experience …