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Depolicing

  • By: Heather Mac Donald
  • In: Encyclopedia of Law Enforcement
  • Edited by: Larry E. Sullivan, Marie Simonetti Rosen, Dorthy Moses Schulz & M. R. Haberfeld
  • Subject:General Criminology & Criminal Justice, Police Studies (general)

During the 1990s, police officers in the United States came under attack for the alleged practice of racial profiling. Activists accused law enforcement of singling out African-American men for stops and searches on the basis of race. The term racial profiling ...

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