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Suspect Race: Causes and Consequences of Racial Profiling

Jack Glaser


This book provides a clear understanding of how stereotypes, even those operating outside of conscious awareness or control, can cause police to make discriminatory judgments and decisions about whom to suspect, stop, question, search, use force on, and arrest. It argues that stereotyping, even nonconscious stereotyping, is a completely normal human mental process, but that it leads to undesirable discriminatory outcomes. Additionally, he finds evidence that racial profiling can actually increase crime, and he considers the implications for racial profiling in counterterrorism. This book bring ... More

Keywords: racial profiling, racial bias, law enforcement, stop and frisk, stereotyping, public policy

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780195370409
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: December 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195370409.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jack Glaser, author
The Richard & Rhoda Goldman School of Public Policy, The University of California, Berkeley