Examining Racial Disparities in Drug Arrests

@article{Mitchell2015ExaminingRD,
  title={Examining Racial Disparities in Drug Arrests},
  author={Ojmarrh Mitchell and Michael Caudy},
  journal={Justice Quarterly},
  year={2015},
  volume={32},
  pages={288 - 313}
}
The War on Drugs popularized a set of policies and practices that dramatically increased the number of drug arrests, particularly for low-level drug offenses. The War’s tactics have affected Americans of every race; however, minorities have been most dramatically affected. There are several explanations for the observed racial disparity in drug arrests, but relatively little research directly tests these explanations. In this study, we test three common explanations of racial disparities in… Expand
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