Crimes of Color: Risk, Profiling, and the Contemporary Racialization of Social Control

  title={Crimes of Color: Risk, Profiling, and the Contemporary Racialization of Social Control},
  author={William Rose},
  journal={International Journal of Politics, Culture, and Society},
  • William Rose
  • Published 1 December 2002
  • Sociology
  • International Journal of Politics, Culture, and Society
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