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Grindele, Brian C. PSTAT M3A2

Grindele, Brian C. PSTAT M3A2 - How Can your Biases...

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How Can your Biases Influence Your Careers? By: Brian C. Grindele
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Abstract: As officers of the law it is important to identify, investigate, and apprehend criminals. This is what the public expects, and it is with these expectations that citizens pay their taxes that pay the police’s salary. What the citizens are not expecting is racial, sexual, or religious discrimination, yet it happens daily. To correct these issues officers must first understand why they happen. Then they need to confront their issues so they may better perform their jobs. Racial profiling can be dangerous for any professional, but for police officers it is exceptionally true. To allow racial biases cloud the judgment is a disaster waiting to happen. Just because a person is of a certain race or creed does not mean they are more likely to commit certain crimes. While it may be true that more criminals are of a certain race, this does not mean that every person of that race is a criminal. According to the
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F.B.I. (F.B.I., 2009) there were more arrests made of Caucasians than
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