The Leading eBooks Store Online 4,173,809 members ⚫ 1,357,844 ebooks

New to eBooks.com?

Learn more

Racial Profiling

Using Propensity Score Matching To Examine Focal Concerns Theory

Racial Profiling by Anthony Vito
Buy this eBook
US$ 25.00
(If any tax is payable it will be calculated and shown at checkout.)

Racial Profiling: Using Propensity Score Matching to Examine Focal Concerns Theory combines theory and propensity score matching to offer readers a better understanding of racial profiling through traffic stop data concerning the race and gender of the driver. The book examines the likelihood of a citation, search, or consent search for similarly situated African-American and Caucasian drivers in general, similarly situated African-American and Caucasian male drivers, and similarly situated African-American and Caucasian female drivers.

Whether and why police exercise racial profiling in their decisionmaking is one of the most hotly debated topics in criminal justice. In this work, Anthony Vito uses Focal Concerns Theory to explain police officer decisionmaking in traffic stop outcomes via propensity score matching, revealing the intersectional dynamics of racial profiling and gender bias by the Louisville Police Department. The unique approach of looking at the Focal Concerns Theory components of blameworthiness, protection of the community, and practical constraints and consequences together with propensity score matching provides a theoretical lens for analysis and a model for future studies. This book is an original and timely resource for researchers, scholars, practitioners, and other stakeholders focusing on the problem of racial profiling in policing.

Taylor and Francis; December 2016
86 pages; ISBN 9781351973250
Read online, or download in secure EPUB or secure PDF format
Title: Racial Profiling
Author: Anthony Vito
 
  • News
  • Contents
No entry found
Subject categories
ISBNs
9781138288997
9781351973250
9781351973267