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The Problem With Profiling - There are many situations where individuals are profiled. “For what of a better word, the problem is cultural, and it will be solved when the culture, somehow, is changed” (Cohen). From a very young age every person is taught to profile. I was taught by my parents to never talk to strangers and to never go somewhere alone because I am a girl. There are certain times when profiling someone is a good thing, but there are also boundaries that should not be crossed. Racial profiling, behavioral profiling, and religious profiling are just a few ways that humans profile one another, each one being discriminatory but some less than others....   [tags: Behavioral Profiling, Religious Profiling]
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The Pros and Cons of Profiling by Law Enforcement - Introduction With the society that most individuals are offered today, the world of crime has been constantly transforming. This can influence the typical individual to question if there are too many laws that one should follow, including the penalties that are to be expected. The word crime can insinuate many thoughts of apprehension, segregation, and security when applying the law in accordance to criminal acts being prosecuted. In order for penalties to apply to a particular individual, law enforcement must first be able to track and identify suspects of various crimes....   [tags: Suspect Profiling]
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Profiling and Police/Community Relations - Scientific Methods Scientifically, profiling and police-community relations are comprised of a two-fold focus. The first focal point concentrates on attitudes members of a community have about profiling in accordance to actions conducted by police officers upon them in the course of their duties. The second focal point concentrates on the profiling of police officers, as completed by early intervention systems, in an effort to reduce complaints from members of the community. The literature on the attitudes which community members have about profiling states that race, personal experience, and media framing influence the public’s perception (Graziano, Schuck, & Martin, 2010; Weitzer & Tuch,...   [tags: Profiling and Police Legitimacy]
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Racial Profiling by Police is Not a Problem - Racial profiling is a controversial topic in today’s society. Many minorities feel targeted by governmental officials such as police officers and U.S. courts. “Statistics have shown that blacks in the U.S. are arrested and imprisoned for committing crimes at higher proportions than any other racial group” (“Crime and Race”). Do African Americans in fact commit more crimes than whites. Or is there racism within the U.S. justice system. Even though minorities feel targeted by governmental officials and have higher crime rates than whites, racial profiling is just an alleged practice....   [tags: Racism, Prejudice, Racial Profiling Essays]
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Racial Profiling in America - In today’s world we live in a very media driven manner. The media can sway people’s attitudes towards a certain direction depending on the circumstances. Racial Profiling is a very sensitive topic every individual can relate to. It is known as the inclusion of racial or ethnic characteristics in determining whether an individual is considered likely to commit a particular type of crime or illegal act. For example, the media has “essentialized” the meaning of terrorism destroying the sweet religion of Islam....   [tags: racism, discrimination, racial profiling]
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Racial Profiling: Problem or Solution - Everyday people are pulled over for speeding, and broken tail lights, but does it become an issue when law enforcement start pulling people over for no reason. Racial Profiling, while sometimes used inappropriately, can sometimes be a good thing because it can help cut down on illegal immigrants, drug trafficking, and help prevent terrorism. Many issues arise regarding legal immigrants and non-legal immigrants in quiet neighborhoods nationwide. Racial profiling has been increasing for many years, from the 1500’s up to present time....   [tags: Racism, Prejudice, Racial Profiling Essays]
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An Argument Against Racial Profiling by Police - This essay will bring to light the problem of racial profiling in the police force and propose the eradication of any discrimination. The Fourth Amendment states “the right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.” Despite this right, multiple minorities across the country suffer at the hands of police officers through racial profiling; the singling out of a person or persons as the main suspect of a crime based on...   [tags: Anti Racial Profiling by Police]
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Profiling and Airport Security - The world is living in a post 9/11 era. Since that September day, security measures have heightened and extra precautions are in place to prevent something of that nature from happening again. The terrorists involved in 9/11 appeared to be shockingly similar to a typical American Citizen. However, their behaviors from that week prior were alarming. Examining the terrorists who have become more prevalent in the last twenty years, there are several things in common with all of them. Their profiles all have similar characteristics, not necessarily racial but largely behavioral....   [tags: Racism, Prejudice, Racial Profiling Essays]
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Stereotyping and Profiling Based Upon Religion - Living in America we deal with a lot of diversity, especially those in the criminal justice degree program where situations caused by diversity can lead to a problem. Stereotyping is one of the biggest problems that we deal with, particularly in law enforcement. There have been many allegations of police officers accused of going after individuals and accusing them of a crime based on the sole fact of what their religious beliefs might be. This has been going on for a long time; however in recent years, it has gotten worse....   [tags: Islam, Religious Profiling]
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Does Racial Profiling Actually Occur - The concern about racial profiling is erupting throughout the nation. Many cities and states have decided to study racial profiling, or how race and ethnicity may play a part in traffic stops by law enforcement in their jurisdictions. There seems to be a generally accepted understanding of what profiling is. Profiling is the law-enforcement practice of scrutinizing certain individuals based on characteristics thought to indicate a likelihood of criminal behavior. Yet, there are two variations concerning the application of racial profiling....   [tags: law enforcement, police, traffic profiling]
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Racial Profiling by Law Enforcement is Not Justified - When we are children we are taught not to judge a book by its cover, for most of us this is easier said than done. Racial profiling is something that affects millions of people in the United States alone. Seemingly innocent people are being targeted solely by the color of their skin and their nationality. Whether racial profiling somebody is appropriate or not is a topic widely discussed by individuals everywhere. The question is however, is it right to judge somebody just because they look different then you....   [tags: Racism, Prejudice, Racial Profiling Essays]
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Racial Profiling by Law Enforcement is Unjustifiable - Every individual in the world is different in some way from the person standing next to them. People differ in their culture, ethnicity, race, religion, personality, styles, interest, appearance and more. It is understood that someone may be similar to you not one person will be exactly like you. Growing up it is important for one to understand the differences of other people and show a level of respect for them. As human-beings, people typically learn through experiences. However, these experiences have the tendency to alter the way people perceive other individuals....   [tags: Racism, Prejudice, Racial Profiling Essays]
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Profiling is a Necessary Means for Discovering and Apprehending Criminals - Many studies have been made in the field of criminology, concluding that profiling is a necessary means for discovering and apprehending criminals. There are many different types of profiling and many people think of profiling differently; however, all types of profiling does work and is proven to help stop crime. This paper will explore the following: profiling and different forms of it, the closely related stop and frisk policy, different cities that have proven statistics that profiling does work, how airports are now profiling, and different serial killers that have been apprehended due to work from profilers....   [tags: criminology, racial profiling, terrorism]
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American History: Racial Profiling and Bias in The Media - Since the beginning of American history, the media have played a massive role in how people perceive certain viewpoints. The media comes in all different shapes, whether it is propaganda, a commercial, advertisements and even newspaper articles can influence and individual minds. It can be even used to change one’s opinion on the way they may think of a particular race. Still today the media influences our mind, however many believe due to media bias and racial profiling will affect how “fair” their trial will be....   [tags: propaganda, racial profiling, ]
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Racial Profiling by Police Is Ineffective and Reduces Public Safety - ... was a Texas man who was accused of rape. Court documents stated that a 26 year old woman and a male friend were robbed at gunpoint by two black men in the parking lot of a Dallas liquor store in November 1979. The two men ordered the couple to drive, they forced the man out of the car and took the women to a nearby park where they raped her and stole her fur coat. Cornelius Dupree and another man Anthony Massigill were arrested in December 1979, after the lady picked their photos out of a photo lineup....   [tags: police techniques, racial profiling, terrorism]
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Racial Profiling: Is it Intentional? Can We Correct it? - Racial profiling is a wide spread term in the American justice system today, but what does it really mean. Is racial profiling just a term cooked up by criminals looking for a way to get out of trouble and have a scapegoat for their crimes. Is it really occurring in our justice system, and if so is it done intentionally. Most importantly, if racial profiling exists what steps do we take to correct it. The answer to these questions are almost impossible to find, racial profiling is one of many things within our justice system that can be disputed from any angle and has no clear cut answers....   [tags: Racial Profiling, USA, criminal justice, ] 986 words
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Post 9/11 Racial Profiling of Muslim Americans - For a second, the U.S. stood still. Looking up at the towers, one can only imagine the calm before the storm in the moment when thousands of pounds of steel went hurdling into its once smooth, glassy frame. People ran around screaming and rubble fell as the massive metal structure folded in on itself like an accordion. Wounded and limping from the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center, America carried on, not without anger and fear against a group of innocent Americans, Muslim Americans. Nietzsche’s error of imaginary cause is present in the treatment of Muslim Americans since 9/11 through prejudice in the media, disregard of Muslim civil liberties, racial profiling, violence, disrespect, a...   [tags: Racism, Prejudice, Racial Profiling Essays]
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Racial Profiling of Arabic People after September 11 - A series of tragic events occurred in United States. On September 11th, 2001 the Twin Towers in New York City were destroyed by two planes that were hijacked by Arabic people. As planes were crashing into the Twin Towers, regular people saw the tragedy take place. All they could do was stare in despair as they watched the towers come crumbling down. The Pentagon in Virginia also was also crashed into by a hijacked plane. Thousands died and many were left injured. The Arabian people laughed and cheered at the sad moment that took place in the United States....   [tags: Racism, Prejudice, Racial Profiling Essays]
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Racial Profiling after Pearl Harbor and September 11th Attacks - Racial Profiling is the discrimination of someone’s race. Many think that it is wrong thing to do and many think it’s right. Some people may think that it will help out scoping out the ones that might do bad and some think that it is wrong because it is like judging a book by its cover. Racial profiling has been a major problem for many years. Major events like the bombing of Pearl Harbor or the attack on the twin towers make it worse because people that don’t originate from the U.S get seen as a problem....   [tags: race discrimination, racial profiling, terrorist]
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Police and Racial Profiling - Can we stop the unjust practice of racial profiling. Is it correct for Police Officers to stop a black driver for an alleged traffic offense to question and sometimes search the black driver. These questions provoke the need to understand racial profiling and racism along with what problems are involved and the possible solutions. Doesn't the use of race make sense. Isn't it really just good police work. The guarantee to all persons of equal protection under the law is one of the most fundamental principals of our democratic society....   [tags: Racism, Prejudice, Racial Profiling Essays]
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Racial Profiling is a Valuable Policing Tool - Former President Clinton called for a national crackdown on racial profiling and ordered federal law enforcement authorities to begin an investigation. (1) Vice President Al Gore promised the NAACP that should he become president eliminating the practice of racial profiling by the nation's police departments would be a top priority. (2) New Jersey Governor Christy Whitman fired Police Superintendent Carl Williams after the 35-year veteran trooper said in an interview that minorities are more likely to be involved in drug trafficking....   [tags: Racial Profiling is Necessary]
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Racial Profiling of Arabs - "I'm Not the Enemy" is a great article that we should all read after the attacks on September 11th. It conveys an important message that we should not see our fellow Americans as our enemy based on the color of their skin, or their religion. The author, Reshma Memon Yaqub, feared racial profiling against Muslims and people of Middle Eastern descent after the attacks. She shared the same religion and ethnicity of those who committed the act. That is where her fear steams from. As a Muslim, she and many others feared that America would consider them guilty for the crimes as well....   [tags: Racism, Prejudice, Racial Profiling Essays] 467 words
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Stereotyping and Racial Profiling - Stereotypes can be defined as sweeping generalizations about members of a certain race, religion, gender, nationality, or other group. They are made everyday in almost every society. We develop stereotypes when we are unable or unwilling to obtain all the information we would need to make fair judgments about people or situations. By stereotyping, we assume that a person or group has certain characteristics. Quite often, we develop these ideas about people who are members of groups with which we have not had firsthand contact....   [tags: Racism, Prejudice, Racial Profiling Essays] 520 words
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Racial Profiling: The Color of Justice in America - For the past few years there has been an ongoing debate surrounding the issue of racial profiling. The act of racial profiling may rest on the assumption that African Americans and Hispanics are more likely to commit crimes than any individual of other races or ethnicities. Both David Cole in the article "The Color of Justice" and William in the article "Road Rage" take stance on this issue and argue against it in order to make humanity aware of how erroneous it is to judge people without evidence....   [tags: Racism, Prejudice, Racial Profiling Essays]
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Racial Profiling by Police is an Unjust Practice - Up to now, Americans have witnessed the abolishment of slavery, the fight against segregation, and a slew of civil rights issues that brought war to the courtrooms. Recently however, an issue has surfaced that will yet again be a definite landmark in the timeline of our nation's history. The only problem is that no one is positive that it even exists, which leaves us with one very important question: Does racial profiling exist in the politically-correct world of today. The answer to this question is of great importance to the legal well-being of minorities across the country, as the existence of a program that prejudges on basis of race and demographic is a complete abomination of the bill...   [tags: Racism, Prejudice, Racial Profiling Essays] 804 words
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Racism, Racial Profiling and Segregation in America - "--we are all complicit and we all carry a certain responsibility for America's original sin: racism." -- David Bedrick As I walked into the State University Student Center one morning, a disturbing sight immediately struck me. The sight that lay before my eyes was not only very disturbing but also very common at State University. Although the Supreme Court in 1954 in Brown vs. The Topeka Board of Education declared segregation illegal, our student center today probably looks the way diners looked sixty years ago....   [tags: Racism, Prejudice, Racial Profiling Essays]
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Racial Profiling People of Middle Eastern Descent - The issue of discrimination has been one that has been with our country for years. It became an issue again with the September 11th attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City. It is known that people of Arab decent were behind the attack. Because of that, a huge issue of racial profiling has come up as people look at all people of that decent as evil terrorists. Most of these people have been living in the United States all their lives, and have done nothing to warrant the accusations. The question then becomes, should we let these people go on living innocent until proven guilty, or should we make an exception in this case....   [tags: Racial Profiling Essays]
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Collection of Racial Profiling Data by the Houston Police Department - Back in the days before man moved from living in caves to living in huts, Stan the cave man would come home from a long day of hunting and record his accomplishments on the cave wall. Sometimes his pictures would show a mighty hunt where a large animal was taken down, and other times the pictures would show a fellow cave man or two dying in a hunt that turned tragic. Stan would share his pictures, whether good or bad, with everyone who lived in the cave to show them what happened during his hunt....   [tags: Racism, Prejudice, Racial Profiling Essays] 881 words
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Racial Profiling Based Upon Ethnicity and National Origin - To what extent can race, ethnicity, and national origin be used in targeting suspects for stops, searches, and arrests. This has become a growing concern of many since the tragic terrorist acts that took place on September 11th, 2001. Previously looked upon as unethical and almost universally condemned, the use of profiles based solely on race to identify possible terrorists is getting a second look. Both proponents and opponents are looking at the legitimacy and necessity of this practice. The United States has fought a long and difficult battle against racism and discrimination....   [tags: Racism, Prejudice, Racial Profiling Essays] 6316 words
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Racial Profiling or Racist Profiling? - According to the Encarta Dictionary, Racial Profiling is the assumption of criminality among ethnic groups without probable cause. Since the September 11, 2001, Al Qaeda attack on the World Trade Center, racial profiling has been the temporary tactic used to stop terrorism. After more than ten years since implementing this practice, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has made little progress. Some American citizens are still skeptical of Middle Eastern and Muslim people even though TSA has caught no terrorists through racial profiling....   [tags: Black Lives Matter Essays]
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Predictive Profiling is an Effective Tool for Combating Terrorism - The need to defend nation from terrorist attacks is a daily struggle. We have improved our security in airports, public and government building, sporting events and venues were large crowds are present. We have put protective measures in our theaters, schools, and places of worship. It doesn’t seem to be enough to add security personnel, metal detectors and body scanners. Terrorists still find ways to get passed the toughest security measures in place and cause mass casualties and destruction worldwide....   [tags: Predictive Profiling Benefits]
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Police Brutality - Racism, Racial Profiling, Prejudice - Over the years, this country has witnessed many cases of police brutality. It has become a controversial topic among communities that have seen police brutality take place in front of their homes. Officers are faced with many threatening situations everyday forcing them to make split second decisions and to expect the worst and hope for the best. Police officers are given the power to take any citizens rights away and even their lives. With that kind of power comes responsibility, that’s one major concern with the amount of discretion officers have is when to use force or when to use lethal force....   [tags: racism, prejudice, racial profiling] 1514 words
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Racial Profiling: Driving While Black is a Real Offense in America - “In recent years, scores of African Americans and Latinos, including prominent athletes, members of Congress, actors, lawyers, business leaders and even police officers, have experienced the humiliation of being stopped on the nation’s highways upon suspicion of a crime. Few white motorists can tell the same story.” (Bouie 2014). Most colored motorists have had this feeling at least once while driving. The article, "It's Been Proven: "Driving While Black" is a Real Thing" takes a look at incidents around the United States where the multitude of racial stops have been questioned....   [tags: Racial Profiling by Police]
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What is Profiling? - Profiling came into the public eye with the debut of the popular show Criminal Minds which has been renewed for a tenth season. According to Lilienfeld et al. (2014) practitioners use information derived from patterns of crimes to determine the motives and personality traits of the offender. Law enforcement has used profiling techniques for the last thirty years but little empirical scientific research has been conducted on the validity of actual techniques used by profilers. Most articles are instead, discussion pieces about the perception of profiling within the law enforcement field....   [tags: popular TV show, Criminal Minds, crime, motives]
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Smart Profiling is More Effective Than Racial Profiling - America has a long history of perpetrating great injustices against minority groups during wartime. The author of “Freedom vs. Security” and chief Newsweek editor Fareed Zakaria traces these acts of racial profiling all the way back to 1790 during the French-American War (Zakaria 308). Such injustices are usually “overreactions to a limited threat” (Zakaria 309). Zakaria identifies the current mistreatment of Middle Eastern-Muslims within the United States as a similar overreaction (Zakaria 309)....   [tags: war on terror, terrorism, civil liberties]
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The Necessity to Swap Ethnic Profiling for Behavioral Profiling - Humanity has always strived to become more “civilized”. Whether it was the manipulation of fire, the domestication of animals, the invention of electricity or the exploration of space, the goal has always been to become more advanced than our predecessors. We think of “civilization” as the opposite of “brutality” and we associate the former with peace and the latter with violence. For this reason, we are unable to deem a race that has walked on the moon as a “violent” race. However, “civilization” doesn’t abolish violence it simply removes the individual’s right to be violent and bestows it into the hands of a separate entity (like the military)....   [tags: Hyper Incarcerated Society, Civilization]
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The Devastaing Effects of Racial Profiling - ... Racial profiling for want of a better term, is a Gateway Act -- an excuse used to approach citizens assumed to be criminals" (“The Roots”) In an article written by Alejandro del Carmen, he discusses the history of racial profiling and its historical background and points out how difficult it is to trace the history of racial profiling. He states that “the principle of targeting individuals based on their race and ethnicity existed before, during and after slavery in the United States (“Profiling”)....   [tags: ethnicity, targeting, tolerate] 1058 words
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The Use of Profiling to Combat Terrorism - Profiling by Israel security forces is a very important factor when it comes to fighting terrorism. Profiling allows for certain types of people with similar characteristics to be grouped and identified to help understand why certain people commit different crimes. Because the profile of a terrorist has changed over time, Israel now uses a type of profiling that is predictive. Instead of looking at the crime after it has already been committed to profile the criminal, Israel uses predictive profiling to determine the suspicion and threat of everybody before any criminal activity is able to occur....   [tags: Terrorism ]
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The Good and Bad of Racial Profiling - It has been said that racial profiling has been used more than once as a way to detain suspects that arouse suspcion according to NAACP. Racial profiling is the suspicion of people based on race, ethnicity, nationality, religion, or other immutable charateristics rather than evidence based behavior. Eventhough statistics say otherwise racial profiling should not be used as a reasnoable right to detain an individual because it is unlawful, discrinmatory, and ineffective. Even though statistics say otherwise racial profiling is actually a good way to determine if a person is a suspect or not....   [tags: suspect, crime, statistics] 1258 words
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A Brief Look at DNA Profiling - ... If DNA profiling is accurately performed it can very well help eliminate individuals, who are obviously not a match. DNA profiling can be absolutely valuable to those who are unjustifiably or deceitfully incriminated. According to an article by Rob Weekes, “An FBI study indicates that since 1989 DNA evidence has excluded the primary candidate in twenty-five percent of sexual assault cases. Moreover, forensically valuable DNA can be found on evidence that has existed for decades, and thus assist in reversing previous miscarriages of justice (Nicole, 2010)....   [tags: crime solving, criminology] 1376 words
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Racial Profiling by Police is Not Justified - Even the United States struggles with issues of racial discrimination despite being a society highly based on immigrants and multicultural diversity. On one hand, people frown on treatment based on race, whether that is on an individual or group level. On the other, people are tired and annoyed by the seemingly constant call of discrimination. All of these feelings culminate into the debate pertaining to the use of racial profiling. Likewise, there are some individuals that hold a certain level of acceptance in regard to racial profiling....   [tags: Race Racism Prejudice Essays]
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Racial Profiling by Police in Canada - Systemic discrimination has been a part of Canada’s past. Women, racial and ethnic minorities as well as First Nations people have all faced discrimination in Canada. Policies such as, Charter of Rights and Freedoms, provincial and federal Human Rights Codes, as well has various employment equity programs have been placed in Canada’s constitution to fight and address discrimination issues. Despite these key documents placed for universal rights and freedoms Aboriginal and other minority populations in Canada continue to be discriminated against....   [tags: systematic discrimination, racial, minorities]
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Racial Profiling by Police is Not Correct - In general, experience is very valuable and can aid in making decisions or judgment calls. This is especially true for law enforcement given the nature of their line of work. Police often need to make decisions based on little, specific information. In the same way experience can negatively affect an officer’s decision-making process. Likewise, experience can breed bias. Human’s all carry cultural baggage that may directly affect our actions and decisions. This by no means is an attempt to justify all the choices that an officer may make, but it may explain an inherent reason behind the decision....   [tags: Race Racism Prejudice Essays]
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Is Psychological Profiling the Solution to Terrorism? - ... The Mad Bomber investigation is one of the most well known cases that psychologists were allowed to investigate. As a result of Jack Brussel’s spot-on detailed description of the Mad Bomber, police started to consult with more psychologists and psychiatrists. Psychological Profilers have abetted in multiple well-known cases and have locked up some serious psychos, such as, Jack the Ripper and the Green River Killer. Psychological Profiling is very effective because it uses the style and nature of the crime to apprehend its offender and has a higher closing rate than cases used without it....   [tags: mad bomber, crime, police] 731 words
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Racial Profiling: A Necessary Evil - Racial profiling is a practice where people of color and of certain religions are disproportionately targeted for investigation and enforcement of various laws. It is used all around the globe in order to find and persecute criminals, terrorists, contrabandists, and others breaking the law. In some countries, racial profiling is completely lawful while in other countries it is considered a violation of human rights. For instance, in the United Sates, racial profiling is often considered to be a form of discrimination and is not accepted well by the society because it goes against many principles of the Constitution....   [tags: Race Racism Prejudice Essays] 1090 words
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The Concern about Racial Profiling - ... 3). The prevalence of racial profiling and understand that this practice descended from stigmas created during slavery to socially control African Americans. The very act of undertaking such a study reaffirms the general public policy goal that policing decisions should be race-neutral. Purpose of Study With such activity being conducted by law officials for well over 100 years, why is it only now that the issue of racial profiling is making large news within the mainstream media as well as in the sociological realm (Adler and Adler, 2012, pg....   [tags: traffic stops by law enforcement]
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Racial Profiling: An American Crisis - The concept of racial profiling has been given many different definitions. According to the American Civil Liberties Union, racial profiling refers to “the discriminatory practice by law enforcement officials of targeting individuals for suspicion of crime based on the individual's race, ethnicity, religion or national origin.” Everyday, people fall victim to racial profiling. Some people argue that racial profiling is a necessary and practical form of law enforcement. Others deny its entire existence....   [tags: Racism, Prejudice Essays] 2004 words
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An Argument Against Racial Profiling - Racial profiling is when an officer of law targets an individual not on their behavior, but rather their personal characteristics, such as race, ethnicity, national origin and religion. Racial profiling has been an issue that dates back earlier than the 1700's. Then when the fourth and fourteenth amendments were created, some thought racial profiling would simmer down. The fourth amendment states that the government is prohibited from any unreasonable seizes or searches; while the fourteenth amendment states that all men are presented with equal protection of the law....   [tags: Race, Ethnicity, National Origin, Religion]
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Racial Profiling by Police is Wrong - Racial Profiling compromises the very fabric that America is built on. With Constitutional laws that protect us as American citizens from any mistreatment or discrimination, Racial Profiling is still being practiced , and it violates our human rights, and causes distrust in the very police officers that are in charge of keeping our communities safe, and disbelief in the Constitution that should afford all American citizens equal rights. In the 1990’s The American news media exploded with coverage of the problem of racial profiling....   [tags: Race Racism Prejudice Essays]
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Racial Profiling in the United States - In our beloved country we have come a long ways since there was slavery and segregation during the early to middle 1900’s. The minorities such as Blacks, Asians, and people of other races are being treated fairly just like everybody else; or so we thought. The problem that occurs now in the 21st century is a type of stereotypical behavior called Racial Profiling. This “ racial profiling” problem is when some type of race, mainly minorities are often stereotyped based on a perspective of one or more people....   [tags: Prejudice, Law, Murder] 585 words
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A Personal Look at Racial Profiling - A large problem in America My research paper/project is on racial profiling. i chose this topic because it is a huge problem in todays society. Anywhere you go there is always going to be racial profiling. From the most wealthiest cities to the poorest most broken down parts of the slums. There will be racial profiling.Even in the schools students are starting to be profiled and i personally can speak from first hand on this cause it has happened to me multiple times and i have been punish multiple times or put throw and unfair treat me just cause of the image that most african american males have bestowed upon them by the american society....   [tags: minority stereotyping, inequality]
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An Argument Against Racial Profiling - "I don't want to talk about whether or not racial profiling is legal. Racial profiling is not an effective law enforcement tool." -- Eric Holder, 82nd Attorney General of the United States Before any argument can be made against racial profiling, it is important to understand what racial profiling is. The American Civil Liberties Union, defines racial profiling as "the discriminatory practice by law enforcement officials of targeting individuals for suspicion of crime based on the individual's race, ethnicity, religion or national origin"(Racial Profiling: Definition)....   [tags: Black Lives Matter Essays]
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Racial Profiling: An Uncessary Injustice - Racial profiling is the most idiotic and arrogant thing you can ever do as a person. Usually the people who are affected by racial profiling are minorities, however, any person can be a victim of racial profiling. Some may think that racial profiling is non-existent, however, I would like to bring the situation into focus and show that it is still in existence and has been observed in the past and now in the current year. Although, more than fifty percent of the time racial profiling is conducted it is against a man or woman of color; an African-American in other words....   [tags: Social/Racial Issues]
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Criminal and FBI Profiling Job - FBI profiling People wonder what type of motive a person could have to commit crime. FBI profiling is the act of discovering what is happening in a person’s mind when a crime is committed. FBI profilers try to think like the criminals to help law enforcement catch the criminal and stop from further damages. FBI profiling has always been a passion for people, it eliminates the amounts of stress that can be apparent in the lives of people today. Some of the most interesting and unusual killers will be identified by profiling....   [tags: Government, Evidence, Crime] 1914 words
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The Effectiveness of DNA Profiling in Forensics - Forensics has been greatly enhanced by technology. DNA profiling is one of the technologies that has influenced efficiency and credibility of forensic evidence. The FBI first started using DNA in one of its cases in 1988. In Europe, the United Kingdom opened a DNA database in 1955 (Milena, 2006). The main use of the DNA is to compare the evidence collected at crime scene with the suspects. In addition, it helps to establish a connection between the evidence and the criminals. The investigations have been simplified through the use of technology and DNA has been one of the most effective methods in investigations....   [tags: Forensic Evidence, Technology]
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Racial Profiling in Different Ways - Racial Profiling has been used by law enforcement officials from early 60’s during the civil rights movement. The term “racial profiling” which was introduced to criticize abusive police practices against people of different race, ethnicity or national origin. One must assess how to understand the practice, and how to keep it distinct from other issues. Racial profiling is defined as “any police-initiated action that relies on the race, ethnicity, or national origin, rather than the behavior of an individual or information that leads the police to a particular individual who has been identified as being, or having been, engaged in criminal activity.” (Ramirez 5)....   [tags: muslim, discrimination, african american]
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An Argument Against Racial Profiling - When people act on their stereotypical views, that is when stereotyping becomes a big concern and can affect others.Stereotyping is the main cause that leads to profiling. Anyone of any race can experience profiling, and racial profiling discriminates and victimizes people who may not necessarily be committing a crime. Innocent minorities may be portrayed to do be doing something bad. According to Sameera Hazif, Policy Director of Rights Working Group, an African American named Mahari Bailey was driving in his Range Rover and was asked to stop four times just because the police thought he was acting suspiciously (Hazif)....   [tags: Black Lives Matter Essays]
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Racial Profiling in Different Ways - ... These three cases differ a bit from each one of them in the way crime is committed or threat it causes to human beings. While first case is not a major threat affecting a huge amount of people second and third cases can indirectly or directly affect a huge group of people. Second and third cases would based in the essay and how measures can be taken to reduce profiling. Harris discusses in his article “Driving While African-American” , “A career soldier and a highly decorated veteran of Desert Storm and Operation United Shield in Somalia, SFC Gerald, a black man of Panamanian descent, found that he could not travel more than 30 minutes through the state without being stopped twice”....   [tags: law enforcement, discrimination, ethnicity]
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Profiling Immigration in the U.S - ... Web. 16 Apr. 2014. Associated Press. "Ariz. Congressman: U.S. Should Fight Immigration Law." Fox News. FOX News Network, 26 Apr. 2010. Web. 30 Mar. 2014 Bannister, Craig. "Sen. Sessions: Immigration Bill Increases Unfunded Liabilites $2T for Obamacare, $2.5T for Social Security/Medicare." CNS News. N.p., 18 Apr. 2013. Web. 16 Apr. 2014. Brondal. "Immigration and Immigration Law." Encyclopedia of American Studies. N.p.: Johns Hopkins UP, 2010. Credo Reference. Web. 23 Mar. 2014. Camarota, Steven A....   [tags: ethical and constitutional method of enforcement]
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Forensic Psychology and Criminal Profiling - One of the major hurdles blocking the recognition of criminal profiling is due to not having enough commanding material, with no evidence to back up the approach of logical lessons to claim the profilers which lack the credentials to form psychological supposition about criminal behaviour. Some of the bylaw administration agencies in most countries around the globe are still somewhat skeptical about the criminal profilers’ duties. The data for the criminal such as the Railway Killer’s is commonly only asked for in situations where the police enforcement has drained all the other tips, at times comprising of astrologers and psychics (Holmes and Holmes, 1996)....   [tags: behavior, proof, analysis]
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We Need More Racial Profiling at Airports -      It has come to my attention that the current state of our nation is one of peril and doubt. Due to the recent attacks brought upon our nation’s soil by terrorists and “evil doers,” it is understandable that the current degree of national security must be heightened. Our country can no longer be one of completely freewill with utter disregard to those outside of our borders, but must now come to suspect all inhabitants alien to our land as potential threats to our sovereign freedom. It is with this in mind that I propose a plan to further bolster the security of our most vulnerable, and frequently exploited resource, our nation’s airports....   [tags: Ethnic Profiling Prevents Terrorism] 604 words
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Profiling in Law Enforcement - ... Racial profiling, along with profiling based on religion, ethnicity, and now profiling of sexual orientation has become widely known in all facets of media from television to social media sites. The use of profiling has taken a turn for the worse for those in the Lesbian, Gay, Bi-Sexual, and Transgender (LGBT) community. Those in law enforcement are now targeting and profiling LGBT during traffic stops, searches, and arrests based on the factors of their sexual orientation; to include their gender, race, and ethnicity (Jealous/The Root & Ritchie/The Root, 2014)....   [tags: behavior patterns]
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Profiling - One area of psychology and investigation, (an occupation. or shall I say craft?), many ways to refer and interpret it, with a complex past intermingling various areas of study, Profiling, like any other area of study, has both its advantages and disadvantages. Yet, how useful is it as an investigative tool. It certainly isn’t considered as a hard science, however this does not mean that is should be discarded and not taken seriously. Or does it. I say advantages and disadvantages, because whilst my personal position is towards profiling in general, it can only be used in conjunction with other, more deeply studied police work....   [tags: Legal Issues, Ethics] 2032 words
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Racial Profiling and Stereotypes - Racial tension has been part of America ever since the civil war. Today we have a different issue with race which is called racial profiling. Over the years the relationship between the police and community of color has gone bitter do to racial profiling. America’s society today tends to be tainted by racial profiling and stereotypes. These issues can cause great effects on our society. Racial profiling or stereotyping could diminish how a certain race is viewed. Racial discrimination can be a result from having racial profiling and stereotypes in our present culture....   [tags: Racism, Discrimination]
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Criminal Profiling, A Powerful Tool - ... JonBenet’s body was found with her hands over her head with a cord, along with a cord around her neck. She was covered up with a white blanket with duct tape on her mouth. The fact that she was covered means that the suspect felt some kind of remorse for what they did. It could have been someone that JonBenet knew. Now the autopsy confirmed how she was murdered. It was confirmed that she died by strangulation along with blunt force trauma to the head and some trauma to the vaginal tissue. Drawing from the information on the autopsy we may conclude that someone brought JonBenet down to the basement to sexually assault her and took it too far....   [tags: criminology, criminal investigation]
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The Dangers of Racial Profiling - ... In October of the year 1963, two strangers were visually perceived on a corner by Cleveland Police Department detective Martin McFadden Cleveland, Ohio. Officer McFadden stated that he saw the men pausing and staring suspiciously inside the same store window and both were seen making multiple trips back and forth, which they did for a total of about 24 times. At the end of each trip they were seen to have had a verbal conversation which led the detective to gain suspicion that since they had been seen peeking thru the window, the store might have been being cased to burglarize....   [tags: constitutional requirements and rights] 613 words
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Racial Profiling is Necessary - In order to understand racial profiling, it must first be correctly defined. Although different authors use different criteria for the term racial profiling, Merriam-Webster’s definition for the word racial is “of, relating to, or based on a race (Merriam-Webster, 2006; p.855).” The definition the dictionary puts forth for profiling is “the act of suspecting or targeting a person solely on the basis of observed characteristics or behavior (Merriam-Webster, 2006; p.830).” Based on these definitions, racial profiling could be defined for criminal justice purposes as targeting a person based solely on the characteristic of race....   [tags: Race Racism Prejudice Essays] 1055 words
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Racial Profiling in Canada - There is dispute regarding what defines racial profiling. Critics ask Is it racist, or is a necessary part of law enforcement. Racial profiling is identified by Adele Cassola in her article as unjust whereas Denyse Coles argues that racial profiling is necessary and is not considered racism. According to the Ontario Human Rights Commission “Racial profiling is based on stereotypical assumptions because of one’s race, colour, ethnicity, etc.” whereas criminal profiling “relies on actual behaviour or on information about suspected activity by someone who meets the description of a specific individual” (Facts Sheet, para 2)....   [tags: Race Racism Prejudice Essays]
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Racial Profiling in Canada - ... Blacks are racially profiled by loss prevention workers and security staff employed by Canadian businesses (Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission, 2013). Black musicians, artists, and celebrities have complained that they have been verbally abused by Canadian border agents and been subjected to increased control and search measures compared to their white counterparts (O’Connor, 2007). Research has also demonstrated that black Canadians are treated more harshly by judges at the sentencing stage of criminal processing (Wortley and Owusu-Bempah, 2011, p.141)....   [tags: criminal targets, justice system, minorities ] 1152 words
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Racial Profiling in America - On February 4, 1999, Amadou Diallo, an unarmed 22 year-old immigrant from New Guinea, West Africa, was shot and killed in the narrow vestibule of the apartment building where he lived. Four white officers, Sean Carroll, Kenneth Boss, Edward McMellon and Richard Murphy fired 41 bullets, hitting Diallo 19 times. All four were members of the New York City Police Department's Street Crimes Unit, which, under the slogan, "We Own the Night," used aggressive "stop and frisk" tactics against African- Americans at a rate double that group's population percentage....   [tags: Black Lives Matter Essays] 1700 words
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Racial Profiling in Airports - After the American tragedy of September 11, 2001, airport security became a heated debate that continues today. America must protect itself from terrorist attacks, but some homeland security methods are better than others. In January of 2010, the Obama administration declared that airport passengers from 14 countries, including Pakistan, Yemen, and Saudi Arabia, would be subjected to rigorous screening before flights into the United States (Schneier). Basically, airport security employees would have the right to discriminate against passengers of Arab descent because of the country they were born in....   [tags: Security, Terrorism, Behavior] 870 words
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Profiling in Law Enforcment - Profiling in Law Enforcement In 1931, a fight occurred on a train traveling through Alabama between African American and Caucasian boys. When the police arrived they “arrested nine of the black boys riding on the train, aged 12 to 19 years old, while the white boys were all let go. A few weeks later, Two white females claimed that they were gang raped while on the train. All nine defendants claimed innocence. Eight of the nine were convicted and sentenced to death by an all white jury. Their appeals would last over 20 years....   [tags: police, investigation, target]
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Is Racial Profiling Justified? - ... As seen by Tracy,T (2013,November 19.) NYPD stats: 70% of shooting suspects in first half of 2013 were black. Retrieved from nydailynews.com as NYPD statistics on the first six months of the year show that 74% of the city's 567 shooting victims were black, and 21.5% were Hispanic. If you're black, you are almost 25 times more likely to be shot in New York City than a white person — and you are also more likely to be arrested for pulling a trigger, alarming new NYPD statistics show. Data collected during the first six months of the year reveal 74% of the city’s 567 shooting victims were black....   [tags: discrimination, freedom, terrorist] 648 words
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Police Brutality and Racial Profiling - ... N.p., 28 Dec. 2007. Web. 12 Mar. 2014. Botelho, Greg. "Dangers Real, but Deaths Increasingly Rare for Police Officers - CNN." Featured Articles from CNN. N.p., 25 Jan. 2011. Web. 12 Mar. 2014. Harris, David A. "American Civil Liberties Union." American Civil Liberties Union. N.p., n.d. Web. 14 Mar. 2014. Johnson, Kevin. "Police Brutality Cases on Rise since 9/11." USA Today. AP, 18 Dec. 2007. Web. 14 Mar. 2014. Kocieniewski, David. "In Police Brutality Case, Penalty Was Lost Vacation Days." The New York Times....   [tags: Use of Excessive Force]
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What is DNA Profiling? - ... Figure 2: A Southern Blot Analysis (Meeker-O’Connell, 2004). RFLP Analysis: Restriction Fragment Length Polymorphism is one of the first methods required when finding out genetics used for DNA profiling; showing genetic differences between people. As part of RFLP analysis, DNA is cut using a specific restriction nuclease. These DNA fragments are cut and then separated by size using gel electrophoresis. This is then visualised by hybridisation with a specific probe complementary to the band of interest....   [tags: forensics, techniques, crime] 1667 words
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Issues In Psychological Profiling - Issues In Psychological Profiling Historically, crime and criminals have always caught the attention of law-abiding citizens. Whenever there is mention of serial killers or unsolved murders or abductions, psychological profiling, floats to the top of the list of concerns (Egger, 1999). Psychological profiling is an attempt to provide investigators with more information about an offender who has not yet been identified (Egger, 1999). Its purpose is to develop a behavioral composite that combines both sociological and psychological assessment of the would-be offender....   [tags: Psychology]
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Racial Profiling by Police - "I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character." -- Martin Luther King, Jr. In a perfect world, everyone WOULD be judged based on the content of their character. But we do not live in a perfect world and humans have always pre-judged others based on physical and cultural differences. These are the first things we notice about a stranger, and first impressions are hard to forget....   [tags: Black Lives Matter Essays]
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Racial Profiling Is Ineffective - Racial Profiling has been around ever since the 911 incident for the sake of the National security. Although it must not be a reason to keep the peaceful civilian in a threat of getting captured just because of their outlooks and their nationality, religion etc. It does not mean if one person is a national threat, the ones whose alike are all terrorists. All human beings are individual, and unique we cannot characterize a person without knowing them, but the mechanical and efficient world we have nowadays has lost its logical mind, and are only able to determine a person by their outlooks....   [tags: unconstitutional acts after 9/11]
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Racial Profiling by Police - Racial profiling has become a severe obstacle in the U.S. today though most Americans know very little of this vital issue. Every day, people are being pulled over, harassed, and even killed for being of a certain race. There are new laws that politicians are trying to pass that promote racial discrimination. Racial profiling is immoral and does not increase public safety. Incarceration rates are a definite proof that racial discrimination occurs. “Incarceration rates in the United States have risen sharply since 1980”, stated Filip Spagnoli, “the racial distribution of inmates in the U.S....   [tags: Race Racism Prejudice Essays]
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Arguments Surrounding Racial Profiling - ... 396). Although rates of execution have decreased in disparity between Black and white convicted felons after the 1976 reinstatement of the death penalty, historically, Blacks made up more than half of those executed between 1930 and 1985 (Shusta, Levine, Wong, Olson & Harris, 2011, pg. 405). When these disparities are uncovered, it becomes more difficult to believe that bias at the arrest and traffic stop level does not also exist. The overrepresentation of Blacks in prison and in arrest rates could support the presumption that the Blacks commit more crime....   [tags: extralegal social control, police practices]
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