Pulled Over takes an interdisciplinary approach in understanding the dynamics between race, policing, and citizenship. While combining literature from psychological, sociological, historical, legal, and criminological perspectives, Epp, Maynard-Moody, and Haider-Markel advance an argument that is undergirded by an organizational behavior perspective. They center on policing as an institution, arguing that racial disparities prosper due to institutional decisions and behavior. Specifically, the authors’ in-depth attention to a specific type of police activity—police stops—allows for a careful display of how systemic organizational processes produce racially disparate outcomes. In the current state of crisis with police-community relations around the United States, the national dialogue has been framed from various perspectives with some focusing on individual officers as “bad apples.” However, Pulled Over highlights the...

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