Manuel Alaffa , Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi

Lack of Empirical Research Regarding Hispanic and Police Relations

Abstract: The Hispanic population in the United States is growing and in several major cities, it outnumbers other minorities. According to Weitzer (2014), “most studies of police-minority relations in America focus on blacks, usually in comparison with whites”. With the focus today on illegal immigration and sanctuary cities, it is important to understand police-citizen interactions with respect to Americas Hispanic population. This Research is intended to analyze the lack of scholarship regarding the topic; the review of missing usable data and research is intended to promote further study and argue its merits regarding law enforcement relations with Hispanic groups in the United States.

Presentation Author(s):
Manuel Alaffa*

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