House research department june 2000 racial profiling studies in law enforcement: issues and methodology page 6 8 for example, kennedy wrote, “not even mark fuhrman was known to detain elderly women who happened to be black” kennedy, op cit, 35. Put simply, the use of racial characteristics could exacerbate racism in society, and lead to the abuse and harassment of racial minorities 3 thus, pre-emptive racial profiling is controversial on two grounds: first, because it is pre-emptive, and secondly, because of the use of race in pre-emptive police work. To review ethical, ethnic/ancestral, and societal issues of genetic and genomic information and technologies in the context of racial and ethnic health disparities data sources research and journal articles, government reports, web sites. Also, apa should promote programs to increase awareness of local, state, and federal government officials, as well as the public, about issues and concerns related to racial/ethnic profiling and other racial/ethnic disparities in law and security enforcement. However, regardless, racial and religious profiling do pose an ethical dilemma in a benign sense, racial profiling could be defined as attributing certain qualities to races or nations, and from that generalization, drawing certain conclusions about the attributes or character of a particular individual because he is a part of that race or.
Racial profiling is the act of suspecting or targeting a person of a certain race on the basis of observed or assumed characteristics or behavior of a racial or ethnic group, rather than on individual suspicion more commonly in the united states, racial profiling is referred to regarding its use by law enforcement at the local, state, and federal levels, and its use leading to discrimination. Of racial profiling that explicitly addresses the full range of implications of racial profiling for a society in doing so, i will explicitly focus on ethical issues. The issue of racial discrimination in massachusetts police departments racism and discrimination are ethical issues that arise in almost all public agencies, departments and bodies of government. Racial profiling as a primary sorting factor does not fit the preferred model and has significant downsides and so is rejected as a primary sorting mechanism in criminal investigation procedure.
Racism is a moral issue tim soutphommasane abc religion and the overall practical effect of the proposed changes to the racial discrimination act may be to permit a wide range of behaviour. The reilly center at the university of notre dame explores conceptual, ethical, and policy issues where science and technology intersect with society from different disciplinary perspectives our purpose is to promote the advancement of science and technology for the common good we accomplish this through education, research, and outreach in a catholic context. Racial profiling the consideration of race, ethnicity, or national origin by an officer of the law in deciding when and how to intervene in an enforcement capacity. But can ethnic or racial profiling ever be justified the goal is to frame the issues so that both practical and moral considerations can be assessed in a structured, systematic manner.
The american civil liberties union released a report by the department of justice on racial profiling that showed an alarming racial disparity in the rate at which motorists are searched by local law enforcement. I have been thinking about the ethics of racial profiling say that racial profiling, roughly, involves law enforcers paying extra attention to members of a certain race, because it is known that members of that race are more likely to commit certain crimes. Racial profiling: issues & solutions by ervin portis, chief of police, city of jackson m ichigan m unicipal league liability & property pool studies is the use of racial population distributions as a comparison measure to the distribution of traffic stops by race if one race is found to have.
Should attorneys decry racial profiling by police officers and yet use it in jury selection a british philosopher inquires and experienced trial consultants offer their thoughts. Profiling, ethical issues profiling is known by a variety of terms, including criminal investigation analysis, crime scene analysis, behavioral evidence analysis, psychological profiling, biopsychosocial profiling, psychosocial profiling, investigative process management,. The ethics of ethnic profiling funny, you don't look waspish by matthew hogan [email protected] here's a secret: ethnic profiling is actually not always a bad thing when done right and sensibly.
An introduction is presented in which the editor discusses various reports within the issue on topics including racial profiling and law enforcement, ethical philosophy attached to racial profiling and justification to racial profiling. Read ethical profiling, the journal of ethics on deepdyve, the largest online rental service for scholarly research with thousands of academic publications available at your fingertips this essay will argue for ethical procedures governing criminal profiling. Rather late in the day, it dawned on me that, even if independently arrived at, my ethical objections to racial profiling and concerns with us jury trials shared common assumptions about equality, freedom and justice that were worth articulating and examining.