From Racial Profiling to Racial Equality Rethinking Equity in Police Stops and Searches

@inproceedings{Thacher2002FromRP,
  title={From Racial Profiling to Racial Equality Rethinking Equity in Police Stops and Searches},
  author={David Thacher},
  year={2002}
}
  • David Thacher
  • Published 2002
Police departments across the country have come under scrutiny for racial bias in their stops and searches, but it is impossible to know whether the distribution of stops and searches is inequitable without first analyzing what equity requires of the police in this area. This paper provides that analysis in order to develop a normative foundation for empirical research. I first consider the legal definition of equity, which insists that police must be colorblind, but I reject that definition as… CONTINUE READING