Exploring the Influence of Race Relations and Public Safety Concerns on Public Support for Racial Profiling during Traffic Stops

@article{Higgins2010ExploringTI,
  title={Exploring the Influence of Race Relations and Public Safety Concerns on Public Support for Racial Profiling during Traffic Stops},
  author={George E. Higgins and Shaun L. Gabbidon and Gennaro F. Vito},
  journal={International Journal of Police Science \& Management},
  year={2010},
  volume={12},
  pages={12 - 22}
}
The purpose of the present study was to explore hypotheses related to the influence of race relations and perceptions of safety on public opinion regarding racial profiling in traffic stops. Using a representative sample of the United States of America, our results indicate that views regarding race relations influenced public opinion on racial profiling in traffic stops, but perceptions of safety did not influence this view. 

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