Date on Master's Thesis/Doctoral Dissertation
Department of Justice Administration
Higgins, George Edward
Committee Co-Chair (if applicable)
Racial profiling in law enforcement--Kentucky--Louisville; Discrimination in law enforcement--Kentucky--Louisville; Police patrol--Kentucky--Louisville
This dissertation examines traffic stops by the Louisville Police Department between January 1 and December 31, 2002 to see if racial profiling was evident. Focal concerns theory is tested as a theoretical explanation for racial profiling. The method of statistical analysis used is propensity score matching. The analysis examines all White and Black drivers, all White and Black male drivers, and all White and Black female drivers to see if there was evidence of racial profiling by the Louisville Police Department.
Vito, Anthony Gennaro, "Racial profiling : using propensity score matching to examine focal concerns theory." (2015). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. Paper 2091.