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NYPD Police Precincts and Marijuana Arrests: Disparities in Race, Age, and Income in Marijuana Possession Arrests.

ByAzim Aziz-Uribe

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In the last decade, the New York City Police Department (NYPD) approximately arrested 353,000 people for possessing small quantities of marijuana, primarily young blacks and Hispanics. The undercover narcotics officers use deceptive methods to obtain marijuana arrests to benefit themselves economically, while helping the department create an illusion of productivity. But marijuana possession arrests only helps create a bitter sentiment between the NYPD and the public, wastes public and law enforcement resources, sets up a head start criminal career program for young people, and increases crime instead of decreasing it. This research aims to show: 1) The NYPD still arrests blacks and Hispanics disproportionate to whites and people of other races; 2) The NYPD still arrests young people disproportionate to adults; 3) Marijuana possession arrests falls excessively on impoverished black and Hispanic communities; 4) The NYPD’s marijuana arrest policy is biased and racially skewed.

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Publication Date
May 24, 2012
Language
English
ISBN
9781105794735
Category
Law
Copyright
All Rights Reserved - Standard Copyright License
Contributors
By (author): Azim Aziz-Uribe

Specifications

Pages
74
Binding
Paperback
Interior Color
Black & White
Dimensions
US Letter (8.5 x 11 in / 216 x 279 mm)

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