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From the Paper:"At issue in this argument is the question of pretextual traffic stops, often used by law enforcement as a method to initiate a stop and search of automobiles suspected to involve criminal activity (Meeks 7). For purposes of clarity, this paper will define a pretextual traffic stop as an act involving a police officer stopping a driver for a traffic violation, minor or otherwise, to allow the officer to then investigate a separate and unrelated, suspected criminal offense. Becton (1987) argued that pretextual traffic stops allow police officers wide discretion in whom they choose to stop, and for what reasons they use to justify the traffic stop. ?By law, police officers must observe a legitimate traffic violation in order to stop an automobile. Police officers, however, have come under fire from individuals who charge..."
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Racial Profiling (2003, May 14) Retrieved April 19, 2021, from https://www.academon.com/essay/racial-profiling-10615/
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