LAW ENFORCEMENT LEADERS AND THE RACIAL COMPOSITION OF ARRESTS

@article{Bulman2019LAWEL,
  title={LAW ENFORCEMENT LEADERS AND THE RACIAL COMPOSITION OF ARRESTS},
  author={George Bulman},
  journal={Economic Inquiry},
  year={2019},
  volume={57},
  pages={1842-1858}
}
  • George Bulman
  • Published 2019
  • Economics
  • Economic Inquiry
  • This paper introduces a novel avenue of study for understanding the mechanisms behind racial discrimination in law enforcement. I exploit a new 25‐year panel history of the race of every U.S. sheriff to shed light on the potentially important role of managers who make hiring decisions and set departmental priorities. Comparing agencies that experience racial transitions to agencies with overlapping jurisdictions reveals that the ratio of Black‐to‐White arrests is significantly higher under… CONTINUE READING
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