In the Media: Jennifer Groscup Explores Why People Consent to Government Searches on Academic Minute Podcast

Associate Professor of Psychology and Chair of the Department of Psychology Jennifer Groscup discussed the psychology behind consenting to be searched by police on the Academic Minute podcast, published on Inside Higher Ed. “Research indicates that the vast majority of people—over 90 percent—consent to be searched when the police ask, regardless of whether they know something illegal will be found or not,” Groscup said. “Our research looks at what happens when people are told they have the right to say ‘no’ to a search request.”