The Effect Of Police On The Enforcement Of The State Of New York

1135 Words Dec 11th, 2016 5 Pages
It is, however, interesting to note that of the driver’s for whom physical force had to be used against during the stops, 55% did not report any inappropriate behavior amongst the police. One of the most important findings of the report was that 19% of all the people irrespective of the race of any other factors believed that there was no legitimate reason to conduct the search. Therefore, stop and frisk continue to be contentious in the enforcement of the law. In a study published in Justice Quarterly, Rosenfeld & Fornango seek to understand the effect of police stops the rates of burglary and robbery in the state of New York. The study is based on the understanding that state in question experienced a significant reduction in the crime rates in the 1990s. As such, the role played by “stop, question, and frisk” in giving this result has been a matter of heated debate. Research conducted before this did not show a direct causation. The study showed that the strategy of stop, question and frisk had very few effects on the reduction of crime in the state of New York. As such, the authors offer a word of caution to anyone who would quote prior attributing the fall in crime to the stop, question, and frisk. Before doing so, they suggest that it is important to consider the collateral effects on the affected communities. In the same spirit of the reduction in crime rates in New York, another study was published in Justice Quarterly by Weisberd et al. 2014. In this study,…

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