The Relationship Between Crime and Stop, Question, and Frisk Rates in New York City Neighborhoods

  title={The Relationship Between Crime and Stop, Question, and Frisk Rates in New York City Neighborhoods},
  author={Richard Rosenfeld and Robert Fornango},
  journal={Justice Quarterly},
  pages={931 - 951}
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