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A Case Study on Racial Profiling

in Against Prediction

Published by University of Chicago Press

Published in print December 2006 | ISBN: 9780226316130
Published online March 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780226315997 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7208/chicago/9780226315997.003.0008
A Case Study on Racial Profiling

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In the actuarial field, the case of racial profiling on the highways has received perhaps the most attention from social scientists, legal scholars, and public policymakers. As a result, it is the subfield with the most abundant empirical data and economic models. This chapter asks: Does racial profiling on the roads reduce the overall incidence of drug possession and drug trafficking on the nation's highways? Does it produce a ratchet effect on the profiled population? And does it distort our shared conceptions of just punishment?

Keywords: actuarial methods; racial profiling; criminal profiling; drug possession; drug trafficking; highways; ratchet effect; just punishment

Chapter.  6768 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Constitutional and Administrative Law

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