Racial Profiling in Law Enforcement
A discussion of the phenomenon of racial profiling in the law enforcement arena.
# 49140 | 1,325 words | 6 sources | MLA | 2004 |
Published on Feb 27, 2004 in African-American Studies (Racism) , Criminology (Criminal Justice and Corrections) , Hot Topics (Terror and 9/11) , Hot Topics (General)
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This paper examines the problem of racial profiling and explains that this became more apparent during the War on Drugs and has recently heightened during the War on Terror in the United States. It explains the legal ramifications of this phenomenon and discusses that the law enforcement officials are aware of the problem.
From the Paper:"Racial profiling is a form of racial discrimination targeted toward individuals that are ethnic minorities. Profiling in law enforcement occurs when law enforcement agencies and officials decide to investigate a person, typically a motorist, on suspicion that the person stopped committed an illegal offense, based solely on their ethnicity and racial identity. Many law enforcement agencies have developed "profiles" of individuals most likely to commit illegal crimes, including the possession of drugs or similar contraband. Racial profiling is illegal, yet the practice has been proven and documented as occurring in many state agencies."
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