Investigating who gets a ticket and who gets a warning

A classic piece of data journalism analyzing ticketing by Massachusetts police, and whether the race or gender of the driver might change the outcome.

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Analyzing an older dataset of tickets, are certain factors - speed, race, gender - liable to land you a ticket instead of a warning?

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Logistic regression for speeding tickets

After being pulled over for speeding, you can either get a ticket or just a warning. Let's reproduce a piece from The Boston Globe where they analyze how different factors are related to what the outcome will be.