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Have studies been conducted on New York City's "stop and frisk" policy?
The RAND Corporation conducted a study of New York City's "stop and frisk" policy in 2007 titled, Analysis of Racial Disparities in the New York Police Department's Stop, Question, and Frisk Practices. Additionally, view the following RAND Research Brief: Do NYPD's Pedestrian Stop Data Indicate Racial Bias?. The following articles also provide information on the New York Police Department's (NYPD) "stop and frisk" policy: The New York City Police Department, its Crime-Control Strategies and Organizational Changes, 1970-2009 and Street Stops and Broken Windows Revisited: The Demography and Logic of Proactive Policing in a Safe and Changing City.

Finally, the NYPD also maintains an online Stop, Question and Frisk Report Database which provides annual statistics.

Last Updated: April 14, 2015

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