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Against PredictionProfiling, Policing, and Punishing in an Actuarial Age$
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Bernard E. Harcourt

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780226316130

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: March 2013

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226315997.001.0001

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A Case Study on Racial Profiling

A Case Study on Racial Profiling

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(p.195) Chapter Seven A Case Study on Racial Profiling
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Against Prediction
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University of Chicago Press
DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226315997.003.0008

In the actuarial field, the case of racial profiling on the highways has received perhaps the most attention from social scientists, legal scholars, and public policymakers. As a result, it is the subfield with the most abundant empirical data and economic models. This chapter asks: Does racial profiling on the roads reduce the overall incidence of drug possession and drug trafficking on the nation's highways? Does it produce a ratchet effect on the profiled population? And does it distort our shared conceptions of just punishment?

Keywords:   actuarial methods, racial profiling, criminal profiling, drug possession, drug trafficking, highways, ratchet effect, just punishment

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