An Economic Analysis of Black-White Disparities in NYPD’s Stop and Frisk Program∗†‡

Abstract

We study the possible racial bias of the police involved in NYPD’s “stop and frisk program.” A model is introduced to explore the identification of two distinct sources of bias: bias at the level of the police officer making the stop decisions, and bias at the level of the police chief allocating manpower across precincts. Previous research offered positive… (More)

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