Do NYPD's Pedestrian Stop Data Indicate Racial Bias?

Publication Date: January 2008

Publisher: RAND Corporation

Author(s): Greg Ridgeway

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Type: Brief


This research brief summarizes work determining whether (1) racial distribution of New York City Police Department stops suggests racial bias, (2) certain officers disproportionately stop nonwhites, and (3) there are racial differences after stops.