New PDF release: Racial Profiling: They Stopped Me Because I'm ------------!

By Michael L. Birzer

Many racial minority groups declare profiling happens often of their neighborhoods. Police gurus, for the main half, deny that they have interaction in racially biased police strategies. A handful of books were released at the subject, yet they have a tendency to provide merely anecdotal experiences delivering little trustworthy perception. Few use a qualitative methodological lens to supply the context of the way minority electorate event racial profiling.

Racial Profiling: They Stopped Me simply because I’m ———! places minority electorate who think they've been racially profiled through police specialists on the middle of the knowledge. utilizing basic empirical reports and large, in-depth interviews, the booklet attracts on approximately years of box learn into how minorities adventure racial profiling by way of police authorities.

The writer interviewed greater than a hundred racial and ethnic minority voters. mentioning 87 of those circumstances, the publication examines every one person case and employs a rigorous qualitative phenomenological approach to enhance dominant topics and make certain their linked which means. via an exploration of those subject matters, we will be able to learn:

  • What racial profiling is, its ancient context, and the way formal felony codes and public coverage typically outline it
  • The most sensible equipment of knowledge assortment and some great benefits of amassing racial profiling facts
  • How yes demanding situations can hinder facts assortment from safely determining racial profiling or bias-based policing practices
  • Data research and techniques of making a choice on the validity of the knowledge
  • The effect of pretextual stops and the influence of Whren v. United States

A compelling account of the way minority electorate adventure racial profiling and the way they ascribe and provides aspiring to those reviews, the booklet offers a candid dialogue of what the findings of the study suggest for the police, racial minority electorate, and destiny racial profiling research.

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Criminal justice authorities. Some have argued that the police, the law and the courts, and the prison system have all been used as “instruments of oppression and subordination based on race,” and if the nation is to complete the processes eliminating this subjugation we “must move to eliminate all vestiges of racial bias” from the criminal justice system (Moss, 1990, p. 88). I make two overarching arguments in this chapter. The first is that many of the perceptions of racial profiling held by racial minorities, especially Black Americans, exist in part because of a long history of disparate treatment by the criminal justice system.

Experience Is Powerful As stated previously in this chapter, this book is about racial profiling. It attempts to understand this troubling phenomenon from those racial minority citizens who say they have experienced it. The objective is to give meaning to how racial minority citizens experience what they believe to be racial profiling. More specifically, the book spotlights two mutually important areas centering on racial profiling. First, it is concerned with the textural descriptions of racial minority citizen’s experiences; in other words, what they experienced.

Although racial profiling may encompass many forms, the focus of this work is driving while Black or Brown; that is, racial minority citizens who reported that they were stopped by police authorities while driving in their automobiles for what they allege to be racial profiling. What was learned from these women and men who told their stories was at times heart wrenching. Often it was difficult not to become emotionally attached to them as they reflected and in many cases struggled to tell me the way it happened to them.

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