MA (Master of Arts)
Date of Award
Committee Chair or Co-Chairs
Larry Miller, Dustin Osborne
Research related to profiling and the outcome of traffic stops has generally focused on the race of the individuals involved. Little research has examined other characteristics, such as age and socioeconomic status, that may also play a role in traffic stop outcomes. The current study sought to address this limitation in two ways: (1) determine whether the characteristics of age, sex, race, social class, and demeanor are profiled during traffic stops and (2) whether these characteristics influenced the outcome of the traffic stops with regard to tickets and vehicle searches. Secondary data were utilized from the 2015 Police-Public Contact Survey. Findings revealed that not only race, but age, sex, social class, and demeanor of both the officer and the driver had an affect on the outcome of a traffic stops.
Thesis - unrestricted
Anderson, Megan, "Profiling Beyond Race: Characteristics Associated with Traffic Stop Outcomes" (2021). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. Paper 3881. https://dc.etsu.edu/etd/3881
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