This project examines whether racial or ethnic disparities exist in traffic enforcement practices.
This project examines traffic stops from all law enforcement agencies in Rhode Island. Researchers work with the Rhode Island division of Highway Safety and Ledge Light Technologies to determine whether racial or ethnic disparities exist in the traffic enforcement practices. IRJ researchers also work with law enforcement agencies to help institutionalize these types of analyses into the normal practices of each agency.
Northeastern Research Team
Director and Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice; Co-Director of the Violence and Justice Research Lab
Professor Amy Farrell’s research is aimed at understanding and describing how the criminal justice system administers justice. Over the past decade she has focused much of her scholarly attention on understanding how the criminal justice system respo…
Director of Community Relations, Center on Crime, Race, and Justice
Lisa Laguerre is the Director of Community Relations for the Center on Crime, Race, and Justice (CRJ) at Northeastern University. She received her Master of Science Degree in Criminal Justice and Clinical Counseling Psychology from Northeastern Unive…
Professor of the Practice Emeritus in Criminology and Criminal Justice
Jack McDevitt is the co-author of three books: Hate Crimes: The Rising Tide of Bigotry and Bloodshed, Hate Crime Revisited: American War on Those Who Are Different (both with Jack Levin) and Victimology (with Judy Sgarzy). He has spoken on hate crime…