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NCJRS Celebrates National Library Week April 12-18

National Library Week

Started in 1958, National Library Week is a nationwide observance celebrated by all types of libraries - including the NCJRS Virtual Library. NCJRS invites you to explore the breadth and scope of the NCJRS Virtual Library collection and services. With more than 220,000 collection documents and 60,000 online resources, including all known Office of Justice Programs works, it is one of the world’s largest criminal justice special collections.

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NCJ Number: NCJ 240878     Find in a Library
Title: Racial Profiling Litigation: Current Status and Emerging Controversies
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Author(s): Brian L. Withrow ; Jeffrey Doug Dailey
  Journal: Journal of Contemporary Criminal Justice  Volume:28  Issue:2  Dated:May 2012  Pages:122 to 145
Date Published: 05/2012
Page Count: 24
  Annotation: This article evaluated the effectiveness of racial profiling litigation.
Abstract: The racial profiling controversy is now about a decade and a half old and has developed into a bona fide research agenda. Hundreds of police departments have conducted studies and scores of researchers have written articles and books on the topic. The controversy came to prominence during a high-profile litigation involving the New Jersey State Police. Since then, with the exception of a few local cases, the courts have been relatively silent at the national level. Even so, a litigation pattern is beginning to emerge. This article documents this pattern and provides evidence that racial profiling litigation is likely to increase in the very near future. Abstract published by arrangement with Sage Journals.
Main Term(s): Profiling
Index Term(s): State police ; Lawsuits ; Litigation causes ; New Jersey
Type: Research (Applied/Empirical)
Country: United States of America
Language: English
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