Estimates of racial bias using police data are wrong if police discriminate in who they stop. New paper w/ , : analysis in Fryer (forthcoming) likely masks hundreds of thousands of instances of discriminatory police violence. 1/n
A takeaway from paper w/ on racially biased policing: beware attenuation bias. Scholars often defend design flaws by saying "I'm underestimating the effect." That can mean diminishing the scale of an important social problem.
Excited for my talk today at ! We’ll be discussing how to estimate racial bias using police administrative data. Paper: