“The most comprehensive discussion of the topic to date….White and Fradella offer plausible recommendations for reining in this contentious police practice that promises public safety, but in some communities, has replaced fear of crime with fear of the police.”
—Delores Jones-Brown, co-author of Policing and Minority Communities
“This compelling book provides an insightful legal-historical genealogy of the practice of stop and frisk. White and Fradella provide solid recommendations for police departments to implement in order to reduce racial profiling and harassment.”
—Victor Rios, author of Punished
“Stop and Frisk brings together a considerable volume of previously scattered history, research, theory and commentary on a specific form of police misconduct. In doing so, the authors offer up a treatment of the topic that should be of interest to practitioners and scholars alike.”
—Victor E. Kappeler, author of Community Policing
“An uncompromising look at the racist legacies that haunt the contemporary police use of stop and frisk. The authors make a compelling case for why essential constitutional values like dignity are the key to restoring the legitimacy of policing in the 21st century.”
—Jonathan Simon, author of Governing through Crime
"White and Fradella...broach the topic of the use of stop and frisk as a widespread crime-control strategy leading to the violation of constitutional rights of minorities...Recommended."
"[A] critical but balanced examination of [stop-and-frisk], offers a basis for judging whether Trump or Clinton has the better arguments, and charts a way forward...[T]hey also insist, rightly, that when properly regulated, stop-and-frisk is an important tool in the police officer's arsenal. They want to mend it, not end it."
—The Washington Post
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