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Speeding in America

Title: Speeding in America : A Critique of, and Alternatives to, Officer-Initiated Enforcement.
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Name(s): Mears, Daniel P., author
Lindsey, Andrea M., author
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Date Issued: 2015-11-22
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: The enforcement of speed limits to improve public safety constitutes one of the most common activities that the police undertake. Yet, fundamental questions exist about whether traditional, officer-initiated enforcement actually deters speeding and whether it does so in a cost-efficient manner. Questions exist, too, about unintended harms associated with traditional enforcement practices, such as racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic class disparities; mistrust of the police; and, more generally, delegitimization of the law and institutions that implement it. This article draws on prior scholarship to critique traditional speed limit enforcement practices and to argue for approaches that may be more effective, minimize unintended harms, and incur fewer costs.
Identifier: FSU_libsubv1_scholarship_submission_1459345382 (IID), 10.1177/0734016815614057 (DOI)
Preferred Citation: Mears, Daniel P., and Andrea M. Lindsey. 2016. “Speeding in America: A Critique of, and Alternatives to, Officer-Initiated Enforcement.” Criminal Justice Review 41(1):55-74. Available at: http://cjr.sagepub.com/content/41/1/55
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_libsubv1_scholarship_submission_1459345382
Owner Institution: FSU
Is Part Of: Criminal Justice Review.
Issue: iss. 1, vol. 41

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Mears, D. P., & Lindsey, A. M. (2015). Speeding in America : A Critique of, and Alternatives to, Officer-Initiated Enforcement. Criminal Justice Review. Retrieved from http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_libsubv1_scholarship_submission_1459345382