Lecture 17-Profiling in Policing

Lecture 17-Profiling in Policing - to profiling or is it...

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Profiling in Policing
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Profiling Racial profiling became a public concern when NJ and Maryland were accused of the unfair treatment of African-American motorists and admitted that race was a factor in traffic stops.
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Profiling Racial Profiling: Any police-initiated action that relies upon race, ethnicity, or national origin rather than the behavior of the individual or on information that leads LE to a person who is thought to have been involved in a criminal act.
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Profiling Police actions based on racial profiling may take many forms: Being stopped for being in the “wrong car” or “wrong neighborhood”
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Profiling Which came first? Is it higher rates of offending that leads
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Unformatted text preview: to profiling or is it that stereotypes have led to increased attention by LE, which then results in increased LE contact and arrests? (and then, these numbers are used to justify profiling) Profiling From a pragmatic point of view, racial profiling is unacceptable because it weakens public confidence and decreased citizen-officer trust and cooperationleading to the reduced likelihood that one will report crimes, participate in community-based problem-solving, be witnesses at trials, and serve on juries. Profiling Racial profiling has come under increased scrutiny since Sept. 11, 2001...
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Lecture 17-Profiling in Policing - to profiling or is it...

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