More from FiveThirtyEight on pre-arrest selection bias

Ben Hanowell

2020/06/25

A new article in FiveThirtyEight by Laura Bronner (Bronner 2020) is a good illustration of how effective a toy example can be. By comparing two simple scenarios, she demonstrates what I was getting at in a recent note about that Gaebler et al. critique of Knox et al.: “Knowing how often police use force against people they’ve stopped is not enough information.”

Related: https://slipbox.hanowell.me/post/2020/06/24/gaebler-et-al-vs-knox-et-al-discriminatory-policing/

Bronner, Laura. 2020. “Why Statistics Don’t Capture the Full Extent of the Systemic Bias in Policing.” FiveThirtyEight.