Many racial minority communities claim profiling occurs frequently in their neighborhoods. Police authorities, for the most part, deny that they engage in racially biased police tactics. A handful of books have been published on the topic, but they tend to offer only anecdotal reports offering little reliable insight. Few use a qualitative methodol
Stylin� n� Profilin�. Purpose of the Book. The Cambridge Incident. Scope of the Problem. Defining Racial Profiling. Experience Is Powerful. Putting Racial Profiling into Context. . A History of Disparate Treatment. The War on Drugs. What about Congress, Data Collection, and the Court? Congressional Mandates. Police Stop Data. Data Collection Methods. Did the Supreme Court Sanction Racial Profiling? Would Have, Could Have, Should Have. Phenomenology as Method in Racial Profiling Research. Framing the Study. Alternative Epistemology. The Paradigm Divide. Qualitative Research. Phenomenology. Selecting Participants. Treatment of Data. Experiencing Racial Profiling. Constructing the Stop. Coercion and Appearance. Unifying Experience. Berry�s Story. Trusting the Data. Validity. Reliability. Trustworthiness. Interview Memo. Striking Revelations. Global Conclusions. Striking Revelations. Where Do We Go From Here? Implications for Police Practice. Implications for Citizens. Implications for Research. The White Male Researcher. Index.