Sociopolitical Research

"In addition to the increase in the number of States that required State law enforcement agencies to collect race and ethnicity statistics during traffic stops, States have recently enacted statutes that prohibit law enforcement officers from engaging in racial profiling (California, Connecticut, Kentucky, Oklahoma, and Rhode Island). these statutes generally defined racial profiling as stopping a person based solely on race or ethnicity instead of an individualized suspicion arising from the person’s behavior."


Bureau of Justice Statistics, "Traffic Stop Data Collection Policies for State Police, 2001" (Washington, DC: US Dept. of Justice, December 2001), NCJ 191158, p. 1.…