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Policing Women: Race and gender disparities in police stops, searches, and use of force

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dc.contributor.author Sawyer, Wendy
dc.date.accessioned 2020-08-04T21:07:59Z
dc.date.available 2020-08-04T21:07:59Z
dc.date.issued 2019
dc.identifier.citation Sawyer, Wendy. (2019). Policing Women: Race and gender disparities in police stops, searches, and use of force [Blog post]. Prison Policy Initiative. en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://www.prisonpolicy.org/blog/2019/05/14/policingwomen/
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11990/1928
dc.description Blog post en_US
dc.description.abstract To shed more light on how women’s experiences at the front end of the criminal justice system differ from men’s experiences, we look at both arrest data and data about women’s other contacts with police. We first look at trends in arrest data from the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program. To complement this data, we also examine differences in other police encounters reported in the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) Contacts Between Police and the Public (CPP) reports, which are based on responses to the Police-Public Contact Survey (PPCS). Critically, the UCR Program does not require police to report arrests by both sex and race/ethnicity, so that dataset offers no way to compare arrest trends of white, Black, and Latina women to each other or to their male counterparts. The PPCS partially fills that gap by including both sex and race/ethnicity of survey respondents; however, the BJS reports based on that survey do not engage this valuable intersectional data. The second section of this briefing includes our analysis of the most recent PPCS survey (conducted in 2015), to finally offer a view – from nationally representative data – of how women of different races and ethnicities experience police-initiated encounters differently than each other and men. (Author Text) en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Prison Policy Initiative en_US
dc.subject Data Analysis en_US
dc.subject Women en_US
dc.subject Female Offenders en_US
dc.subject Traffic Stops en_US
dc.subject Arrests en_US
dc.subject Police Response en_US
dc.subject Police-involved en_US
dc.subject Police-initiated Contact en_US
dc.subject Police Force en_US
dc.subject Police Brutality en_US
dc.subject Police Violence en_US
dc.subject Threatening Behavior en_US
dc.subject Racial Profiling en_US
dc.subject Racial Disparities en_US
dc.subject Ethnic Disparities en_US
dc.subject Black Women en_US
dc.subject Latinas en_US
dc.title Policing Women: Race and gender disparities in police stops, searches, and use of force en_US
dc.type Other en_US


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