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Assessing Measurement Techniques for Identifying Race, Ethnicity, and Gender: Observation-Based Data Collection in Airports and at Immigration Checkpoints

NCJ Number
196855
Date Published
Agencies
BJS
Publication Type
Statistics
Annotation
This report presents data collected about demographic characteristics of persons observed by Federal law enforcement officers.
Abstract
The Bureau of Justice Statistics working with the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS), contracted Humanalysis, Inc., of Orlando, Florida, to conduct observational studies at two sites: 1) Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) Border Patrol Checkpoint along Interstate 5 in San Clemente, California, and 2) the Detroit Metropolitan Airport. The electronic only report describes findings from both data collections and assesses the difficulties in implementing this kind of study. Tables, appendices
Date Created: April 30, 2018