Driving While Black (DWB): Examining Race as a Tool in the War on Drugs

@article{Lichtenberg2006DrivingWB,
  title={Driving While Black (DWB): Examining Race as a Tool in the War on Drugs},
  author={I. Lichtenberg},
  journal={Police Practice and Research},
  year={2006},
  volume={7},
  pages={49 - 60}
}
Research has pointed toward the conclusion that there is racial disproportion in motorists who are stopped and searched for drugs; particularly in situations where police are afforded high degrees of discretion. Absent from the current research are measures of the effectiveness of using race as a law enforcement tool in the apprehension of drug offenders. This research explores the question of whether race is correlated with the detection of drug offenders, the type of drugs detected, and the… Expand
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