The authors are grateful to the New York Civil Liberties Union for pursuing the litigation that resulted in public disclosure of data on stops and frisks conducted by the New York City Police Department. The New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services generously provided detailed data on crime- and race-specific arrests in New York City. Thanks to James Quinn for his heroic efforts to geocode unruly data on stop locations. Stephen H. Clarke provided truly outstanding research assistance. Robert MacCoun and Paul Heaton provided valuable feedback on earlier versions of this article, as did seminar participants at the Columbia University School of Social Work and an anonymous reviewer. Support for this research was provided in part by the City Council of the City of New York and by Columbia Law School. All opinions, conclusions, or errors are those of the authors alone.
Pot as Pretext: Marijuana, Race, and the New Disorder in New York City Street Policing
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Journal of Empirical Legal Studies
Volume 7, Issue 4, pages 591–633, December 2010
How to Cite
Geller, A. and Fagan, J. (2010), Pot as Pretext: Marijuana, Race, and the New Disorder in New York City Street Policing. Journal of Empirical Legal Studies, 7: 591–633. doi: 10.1111/j.1740-1461.2010.01190.x
- Issue online: 18 NOV 2010
- Version of Record online: 18 NOV 2010
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