An evaluation of patterns of racial bias in hair assays for cocaine: black and white arrestees compared.

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This article evaluates the hypothesis that hair assays for cocaine will evidence a racial bias. It compares the outcome of hair and urinalysis assays for cocaine metabolites in a group of white and a group of black arrestees in Pinellas County, Florida on whom detailed self-reported drug use is known. The findings indicate that although blacks test at… (More)

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