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The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Focus Carolina: Frank Baumgartner

Frank R. Baumgartner is the Richard J. Richardson Distinguished Professor of Political Science at UNC-Chapel Hill. He is known for his work on racial dynamics in the criminal justice system, among other topics. This year, he has published two books: one that looks at the death penalty in the modern era and the other that takes a comprehensive look at 20 million traffic stops in North Carolina and focuses on racial profiling and the high costs and low dividends of diverting the traffic safety function of traffic patrols to the war on crime.

About Focus Carolina

Every day, faculty members at UNC-Chapel Hill engage in groundbreaking research, innovative teaching and public service that makes an impact in our community and the state, nation and the world.

Tune in to Focus Carolina during morning, noon and evening drive times and on the weekends to hear their stories and find out what ignites their passion for their work. Focus Carolina is an exclusive program on WCHL, sponsored by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. You can listen to WCHL at 97.9 FM or 1360 AM.