Resource Guide on Racial Profiling Data Collection Systems: Promising Practices and Lessons Learned [open pdf - 725KB]
"This guide is a blueprint that police and communities can use to develop data collection systems. It offers practical information about implementing these systems and analyzing the data. The guide is not intended to serve as a comprehensive and thorough inventory of all existing data collection systems. It focuses on providing detailed descriptions of data collection efforts in a few selected sites: San Jose, California, which has designed a simple letter-code system allowing information to be collected verbally (via radio) or by computer; San Diego, California, which utilizes an online data collection system; North Carolina, the first state to collect data on traffic stops pursuant to state legislation; Great Britain, which uses a paperbased system to collect information on both traffic and pedestrian stops and searches; and New Jersey, which is collecting information on trafficstops pursuant to a consent decree with the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ). These sites were first identified by DOJ in preparation for the conference and represent various population sizes and geographic locations."
National Criminal Justice, NCJ 184768
National Criminal Justice Reference Service: https://www.ncjrs.gov/