Are African-American men, compared with white men, more likely to report being stopped by police for traffic law violations? Are Afri- can-American men and Hispanic drivers less likely to report that police had a legitimate reason for the stop and less likely to report that police acted properly? This study answers these questions using citizen self- reports of their traffic stop encounters with the police. Net of other important explanatory variables, the data indicate that police make traf- fic stops for Driving While Black and male. In addition, African- American and Hispanic drivers are less likely to report that police had a legitimate reason ,for the stop and are less likely to report that police acted properly. The study also discusses the validity of citizen self- report data and outlines an agenda for future research.
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