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Legewie, J. (2016). Racial profiling and use of force in police stops: How local events trigger periods of increased discrimination. American Journal of Sociology, 122(2), 379-424.
disproportinate police force, fatal shootings, minorities, racial profiling
Racial profiling and the disproportionate use of police force are controversial political issues. I argue that racial bias in the…Read more
Gau, J. M. (2013). Consent searches as a threat to procedural justice and police legitimacy: An analysis of consent requests during traffic stops. Criminal justice policy review, 24(6), 759-777.
procedural justice, Consent searches, police legitimacy, traffic citations, traffic stops
Consent searches during traffic stops offer police a way to expediently check motorists’ vehicles for contraband. Asking drivers for consent…Read more
Fagan, J. A., Geller, A., Davies, G. G., & West, V. (2010). Street stops and broken windows revisited: the demography and logic of proactive policing in a safe and changing city In: Rice SK, White MD, editors. Race and ethnicity in policing.
The contributions of order-maintenance policing and broken windows theory to New York City’s remarkable crime decline have been the subject…Read more