Disparity and Racial Profiling in Traffic Enforcement

  title={Disparity and Racial Profiling in Traffic Enforcement},
  author={Kenneth J. Novak},
  journal={Police Quarterly},
  pages={65 - 96}
Although prior research on racial profiling has consistently reported that minorities are overrepresented among traffic stops compared with the population, published research has been exclusively conducted in either large police departments or state highway patrols. Using research from a suburban police department, this study finds that although the police stop a disproportionate number of minorities, the relationship between race and the decision to stop is very weak. Multivariate models… 

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