Perceptions of Individuals with Disabilities by Law Enforcement


You are invited to participate in a research survey, entitled “Perceptions of Individuals with Disabilities by Law Enforcement.” The study is being conducted by Eric S. Snow of the Department of Criminal Justice of Radford University PO Box 6934, Radford, VA 24142, 540-831-5990,

The purpose of this study is to examine the views and opinions of people with a developmental or intellectual disability by law enforcement personnel. Your participation in the survey will contribute to a better understanding of interactions between law enforcement and the special needs community. We estimate that it will take about ten to fifteen minutes of your time to complete the questionnaire. You are free to contact the investigator at the above address and phone number to discuss the survey.  Risks to participants are considered minimal. There will be no costs for participating, nor will you directly benefit from participating. Identification numbers associated with email addresses will be kept during the data collection phase for tracking purposes only. IP addresses will not be recorded. A limited number of research team members will have access to the data during data collection. Identifying information will be stripped from the final dataset.

Your participation in this survey is voluntary. You may decline to answer any question and you have the right to withdraw from participation at any time without penalty. If you wish to withdraw from the study or have any questions, contact the investigator listed above. If you have any questions or wish to update your email address, please call Eric S. Snow at 540-831-5990 or send an email to You may also request a hard copy of the survey from the contact information above.

To complete the survey, click on the link below:


If you have questions about your rights as a study participant, or are dissatisfied at any time with any aspect of this study, you may contact Dr. Laura Jacobson, Dean, College of Graduate and Professional Studies, Radford University,, 540-831-5470.

Thank you.