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Replication data for: Now You See Me, Now You Don't: The Geography of Police Stops

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  • Kalinowski, Jesse J.
  • Ross, Matthew B.
  • Ross, Stephen L.
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  • Abstract

    This paper uses state police stop data in Texas to assess patrol activity. We find that both the types of stops and allocation of resources over space change in darkness relative to daylight, and that the changes in stop type and manpower allocation are correlated within police officers. We also find that the counties receiving more police resources in darkness have a higher share of minority residents. Veil of Darkness (VOD) tests of racial discrimination in traffic stops require that the distribution of motorists be independent of darkness, which is unlikely to be the case without detailed geographic controls.
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    DOI: 10.1257/pandp.20191026 (Text)
  • Kalinowski, Jesse J., Matthew B. Ross, and Stephen L. Ross. “Now You See Me, Now You Don’t: The Geography of Police Stops.” AEA Papers and Proceedings 109 (May 2019): 143–47.
    • ID: 10.1257/pandp.20191026 (DOI)

Update Metadata: 2020-05-18 | Issue Number: 2 | Registration Date: 2019-12-07

Kalinowski, Jesse J.; Ross, Matthew B.; Ross, Stephen L. (2019): Replication data for: Now You See Me, Now You Don't: The Geography of Police Stops. Version: V0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.