Date of Award

Summer 9-1-2016

Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)



First Advisor

Partha Deb

Second Advisor

Matthew Baker

Academic Program Adviser

Partha Deb


This paper seeks to analyze spatiotemporal variations in NYPD policing patterns in an attempt to identify the causal mechanism(s) driving the observed racial/ethnic disparities; specifically, it addresses questions of how changing neighborhood demographics influence the decision-making of NYPD officers/precincts as it relates to their controversial Stop-and-Frisk policy.



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