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Unformatted text preview: Click to edit Master subtitle style 8/27/11 Policing behavior 8/27/11 Research on racial profiling New York City Maryland Philadelphia Richmond Police Discretion Police Brutality Police Corruption Policing Behavior 8/27/11 What is racial profiling? Do police officers racially profile? 8/27/11 African Americans are 23% more likely to be stopped than whites (Engel 2002). This was most prominent in white neighborhoods (Engel 2002). This pattern of disparity not explained by neighborhood crime rate and likely explained by discrimination (Engel 2002). Further research on NYC study by Fagan & Davies (2000) attempted to predict further pedestrian stops of blacks, whites, and Hispanics based on precincts . They concluded, policing is not about disorderly places, nor about improving quality of life, but about policing poor people in poor places Research in New York City 8/27/11 Engel, Calnon, and Bernard, 2000 Blacks & Whites violate traffic code at the same rate. Blacks represent 17.5% of the population & 72% of stops and searches (disproportional). The researchers conclude---police acted discriminatory. Research in Maryland 8/27/11 In a study involving pedestrian and automobile stops and detentions: It found that a considerably higher percentage of African-Americans were stopped and detained than whites. They concluded that substantial racial disparity reflected the officers discrimination. Research in Philadelphia 8/27/11 Petrocelli et al. 2003 Police stops were significantly higher in areas with higher crime rates Searches were more prevalent in neighborhoods that were characterized by a high percentage of Blacks Research in Richmond 8/27/11...
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