A critical reanalysis of maryland state police searches

Philippe Barbe, William C. Horrace

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This article argues that previous analyses of the Maryland State Police search data may be unreliable, since nonstationarity of these data precludes the use of standard statistical inference techniques. In contrast, proper statistical graphics seem better suited to capture the complexities of the racial bias issue.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-7
Number of pages7
JournalAmerican Statistician
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2012


  • Graphical analysis
  • Nonstationarity
  • Policing
  • Racial profiling
  • Stop and search data

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Statistics and Probability
  • General Mathematics
  • Statistics, Probability and Uncertainty


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