This paper exposits a rational choice model of police-motorist interactions originally developed in Knowles, Persico, and Todd (Knowles, J., Persico, N., Todd, P. . Racial bias in motor vehicle searches: Theory and evidence. Journal of Political Economy, 109, 203-299). It discusses how the model provides a test for detecting bias in police enforcement based on the success rate of searches and presents empirical evidence on the model's implications based on policing data from Maryland.
- Racial discrimination
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pathology and Forensic Medicine