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Suspect citizens : what 20 million traffic stops tell us about policing and race

Author: Frank R Baumgartner; Derek A Epp; Kelsey Shoub
Publisher: Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York, NY, USA : Cambridge University Press, ©2018 2018.
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Suspect Citizens offers the most comprehensive look to date at the most common form of police-citizen interactions, the routine traffic stop. Throughout the war on crime, police agencies have used traffic stops to search drivers suspected of carrying contraband. From the beginning, police agencies made it clear that very large numbers of police stops would have to occur before an officer might interdict a  Read more...

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Additional Physical Format: Ebook version :
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Frank R Baumgartner; Derek A Epp; Kelsey Shoub
ISBN: 9781108429313 1108429319 9781108454049 1108454046
OCLC Number: 1021215237
Description: xv, 277 pages : illustrations, forms ; 24 cm
Contents: Suspect citizens : fighting the war on crime with traffic stops --
A legislative mandate to address concerns about racial profiling --
Who gets stopped? --
What happens after a stop? --
Finding contraband --
Search and arrest patterns by officer and agency --
Profiling Hispanics, profiling blacks --
Black political power and disparities in policing --
Reforms that reduce alienation and enhance community safety --
Conclusions --
[Appendices] : Text of SB 76 as enacted in 1999 --
Status of the law as of 2017 --
SBI-122 form --
Durham Police Department written consent to search form --
Shortcomings in the official data.
Responsibility: Frank R. Baumgartner, Derek A. Epp, Kelsey Shoub.


Addresses race and policing with a new and comprehensive database, documenting troubling findings about racial differences and providing practical recommendations for improving community-police  Read more...


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'By focusing on every traffic stop in the state of North Carolina from 2002 to 2016, Suspect Citizens provides unassailable evidence of racial bias in routine police-citizen interactions. This book Read more...

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