Data and Code for "A Few Bad Apples? Racial Bias in Policing"
- Goncalves, Felipe (University of California-Los Angeles)
- Mello, Steven (Dartmouth College)
AbstractWe estimate the degree to which individual police officers practice racial discrimination. Using a bunching estimation design and data from the Florida Highway Patrol, we show that minorities are less likely to receive a discount on their speeding tickets than white drivers. Disaggregating this difference to the individual police officer, we estimate that 37% of officers practice discrimination. We then apply our officer- level discrimination measures to various policy-relevant questions in the literature. In particular, reassigning officers across locations based on their lenience can effectively reduce the aggregate disparity in treatment.
2005-01-01 / 2015-12-31Time Period: Sat Jan 01 00:00:00 EST 2005--Thu Dec 31 00:00:00 EST 2015
Goncalves, Felipe, and Steven Mello. “A Few Bad Apples? Racial Bias in Policing.” American Economic Review, n.d.
Goncalves, Felipe, and Steven Mello. “Supplementary Data for ‘A Few Bad Apples? Racial Bias in Policing.’” American Economic Association, 2021. https://doi.org/10.3886/E120242V1.
- ID: 10.3886/E120242V1 (DOI)
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