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“In 2011, over 62.9 million U.S. residents age 16 or older, or 26% of the population, had one or more contacts with police during the prior 12 months (figure 1). For about half (49%) of persons experiencing contact with police, the most recent contact was involuntary or police-initiated. In
2011, 86% of persons involved in traffic stops during their most recent contact with police and 66% of persons involved in street stops (i.e., stopped in public but not in a moving vehicle) believed that the police both behaved properly and treated them with respect during the contact. A greater percentage of persons involved in street stops (25%) than those pulled over in traffic stops (10%) believed the police
had not behaved properly. Regardless of the reason for thestop, less than 5% of persons who believed the police had not behaved properly filed a complaint. “

MLA Citation:

Langton, Lynn and Matthew Durose. “Police Behavior during Traffic and Street Stops, 2011.” bjs.gov. Bureau of Justice Statistics, U.S. Department of Justice, Sep. 2013.  (PUT DATE OF ACCESS HERE). <http://www.bjs.gov/content/pub/pdf/pbtss11.pdf>.

In-Text: (Langton and Durose)

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APA Citation:

Langton, L. & Durose, M. (2013, Sep.). Police behavior during traffic and street stops, 2011. Bureau of Justice Statistics, U.S. Department of Justice. Retrieved from http://www.bjs.gov/content/pub/pdf/pbtss11.pdf

In-Text: (Langton & Durose, 2013)

***REMEMBER all lines of the citation after the first get indented once***

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