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Name of Article:
A Contextual Study of Racial Profiling: Assessing the Theoretical Rationale for the Study of Racial Profiling at the Local Level 
Title of Book/Journal:
American Behavioral Scientist 
Type:
Article 
English Translation:
 
Publication Date:
March 2004     
Author(s):
Et al:
John M MacDonald
Geoffrey P Alpert
Michael R Smith
Alex P Piquero
 Editor(s):
 
Volume:
47 
Issue: 7
Pages: 943 - 962  
Corporate Author:
 
Publisher:
   
EPA Number:
 
Other Number:
ISSN: 0002-7642   
Keyword(s):
COMMUNITIES
RACE
URBAN
FLORIDA^^ MIAMI
Comments:
 
 
 
 
    
 
Annotation:
In this article, the authors argue for the importance of a contextualized examination of racial profiling. Existing studies of racial profiling have typically examined this phenomenon at the state level based on total population information gathered from high-patrol agencies. The authors argue that racial profiling is best understood within the spatial context of local areas rather than large geographical areas. The purpose of this article is to explore some theoretical avenues to investigating racial profiling within the community context by linking racial profiling to theoretical perspectives that highlight community-level processes. The authors apply theories such as social disorganization, urban disadvantage or deprivation, and Sampson's community development and spatial diffusion arguments to the incident of racial profiling. The authors illustrate the utility of exploring these linkages by providing information on crimes and structural dimensions in Miami-Dade County, Florida, neighborhoods.
 
 
       
 
 
 

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