Research Report Key Issues in the Police Use of Pedestrian Stops and Searches
Nancy G. La Vigne, Pamela Lachman, Andrea Matthews, S. Rebecca Neusteter
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This compilation of papers examines how and why police stop and search pedestrians, and what the impact of that practice is on communities and public safety. Each paper presents the topic from researcher to practitioner perspectives with a primary focus on the implications for law enforcement practice. The papers discuss issues such as citizens' perceptions of street stops and their implications for police legitimacy; the disproportionate impact of street stops in communities of color; and ways in which stops and searches could be conducted in a manner that preserves police-community relations.
Research Areas Crime, justice, and safety Race and equity
Tags Courts and sentencing Racial and ethnic disparities Civil rights laws and regulations Race, gender, class, and ethnicity Racial disparities in criminal justice
Policy Centers Justice Policy Center