Author

Sabrina Hill

Date of Award

8-25-2013

Document Type

Capstone-Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)

Program Name

Criminal Justice

Capstone Instructor

Dr. Luis Garcia-Pierro

Abstract

The purpose of this thesis is to examine the interpretation of existing data that proposes racial profiling increases the apprehension of potential offenders and innocent people. The study will utilize peer-reviewed research journals, government reports and professional criminal justice websites to review various statistics and demographic data to corroborate that minorities are disproportionately singled out by police during stops. The study will also examine whether racial profiling exists more in some states and/or regions in the United States than in others.

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