MA (Master of Arts)
Criminal Justice and Criminology
Date of Award
Committee Chair or Co-Chairs
Larry S. Miller
Steven J. Ellwanger, Michael C. Braswell
This thesis examined police practices of the North Carolina Highway Patrol concerning the occurrence of racial profiling. The sample data consisted of motorists stopped in North Carolina by the Highway Patrol between January 1, 2000 and July 31, 2000 (N = 332, 861). The findings suggested that race was a likely factor in pretextual stops. The results also indicate that racial profiling was occurring more in the western region than the eastern region of North Carolina. Theoretical reasons are offered in support of these findings.
Thesis - Open Access
Sluss, Randal J., "Racial Profiling and Policing in North Carolina: Reality or Rhetoric?" (2007). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. Paper 2073. https://dc.etsu.edu/etd/2073
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