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“Misunderstanding of Statistics Confounds Analyses of Criminal Justice Issues in Baltimore and Voter ID Issues in Texas and North Carolina”

James Scanlan at Fed Soc blog: I have written here before, most recently in “Things the President Doesn’t Know About Racial Disparities”  (Aug. 5, 2016), about the way the federal government, including the President, base many civil rights law enforcement policies on an … Continue reading ?
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