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Title: Black and Hispanic Men Perceived to Be Large Are at Increased Risk for Police Frisk, Search, and Force
Authors: Milner, AN
George, BJ
Allison, DB
Issue Date: 19-Jan-2016
Publisher: Public Library of Science
Citation: Milner, A. N., George, B. J., & Allison, D. B. (2016). Black and hispanic men perceived to be large are at increased risk for police frisk, search, and force. PloS One, 11(1), e0147158. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0147158
Abstract: Copyright: © 2016 Milner et al. Social justice issues remain some of the most pressing problems in the United States. One aspect of social justice involves the differential treatment of demographic groups in the criminal justice system. While data consistently show that Blacks and Hispanics are often treated differently than Whites, one understudied aspect of these disparities is how police officers' assessments of suspects' size affects their decisions. Using over 3 million cases from the New York Police Department (NYPD) Stop, Question, and Frisk (SQF) Database, 2006–2013, this study is the first to explore suspects' race, perceived size, and police treatment. Results indicate that tall and heavy black and Hispanic men are at the greatest risk for frisk or search. Tall and heavy suspects are at increased risk for experiencing police force, with black and Hispanic men being more likely to experience force than white men across size categories.
ISSN: 1932-6203
Other Identifiers: e0147158
Appears in Collections:Dept of Clinical Sciences Research Papers

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