The puzzling neglect of Hispanic Americans in research on police–citizen relations

  title={The puzzling neglect of Hispanic Americans in research on police–citizen relations},
  author={Ronald Weitzer},
  journal={Ethnic and Racial Studies},
  pages={1995 - 2013}
  • Ronald Weitzer
  • Published 26 August 2014
  • Sociology
  • Ethnic and Racial Studies
Most studies of police–minority relations in America focus on blacks, usually in comparison with whites. This pattern is particularly puzzling in light of the growing population of Hispanic Americans throughout the US, now outnumbering blacks and consisting of the majority in some major cities. Aside from the need for more empirical research on the policing of Hispanics per se, comparing Hispanics’ relations with the police to other racial and ethnic groups offers some important insights into… 
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