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Psych 5970 presentation

  1. 1. Big City, Big ProblemsCutting the rates of racial profiling by police forces
  2. 2. New York CityRoughly 89 percent of people that policestopped were non-whites. (2012)Stop and friskOne teen says “To the cops I look likesomeone who is up to no good.”
  3. 3. Stop and FriskDefine: police stopping a citizen who may seemsuspicious, questioning them, and then potentiallysearching them for weaponsHistory supreme court ruling (1968) was created and instilled in the 1990’s in 2011 hit a record high of 684,330
  4. 4. Important Videoshttp://www.nytimes.com/video/2012/06/12/opinionhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_e
  5. 5. It gets worse...Police OFTEN use force and physicalviolencePeople are provoked by policehttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7rWtDMPa
  6. 6. Failing StatisticsOf the 16,000 or more women frisked, only59 had gunsThe rate for confiscating guns from men isequally as low .13 percent50% vs. 90%
  7. 7. How we can fix it?Create punishments (aversive situations)for officersCreate penalties if need beUse current technologies to track behaviorsEncourage public to be strong, and provideZERO reinforcers
  8. 8. Sourceshttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stop_and_friskhttp://www.nydailynews.com/opinion/real-history-stop-and-frisk-article-1.1088494http://www.racialprofilinganalysis.neu.edu/reporting/tablegen.phphttp://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/10/16/nyc-stop-and-frisk-a-decade-rising-numbers_n_1970951.html#slide=1106649http://www.theatlantic.com/national/archive/2013/01/stop-and-frisk-may-be-working-but-is-it-racist/267417/http://topics.nytimes.com/top/reference/timestopics/subjects/s/stop_and_frisk/index.html

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