Individuals have also made good arguments about the negative outcome that racial profiling might bring to our society. Obviously it has led the dominant race to have superiority to the minorities – racial discrimination. James Zogby, the president of the Arab-American Institute have made a point that he have seen a lot of dark skinned people being searched and treated with humiliation, which is really wrong – Racial Relations. David Harris, a writer and Professor at Toledo College, have already written a couple of books about racial profiling. He states that law enforcers think that they would be more accurate in targeting a suspicious group, but in reality, what happens is the total opposite wherein officials have inaccurate results in targeting the suspect—Race Relations.
Racial Profiling should not be allowed. Racial profiling is a violation of people’s civil rights. Every race commits crimes and if the police are targeting one race. That will give the other races more space to commit more vicious crimes. Racial Profiling is when a single group or race is singled out and watched closely because the police feel that they are more likely to commit crimes.
Further, because most hate-crime legislation puts added effort into prosecuting crimes against certain individuals or groups, what about the same crimes committed against someone who doesn't fit into one of those groups? Will the crime be prosecuted to the same extent? If not, you're making things worse for the majority, who are likely to feel underprotected. If the problem is that too many people (of any group) are being mugged, or assaulted, or their belongings vandalized, you should put more effort into prosecuting muggings, assaults, or vandalism. Not to protect any one group, but to protect all
One of the most useful and controversial forms of profiling is racial profiling. Racial profiling is the use of race or ethnicity as the main determining factor for law enforcement to engage an individual or group in an enforcement capacity; to become suspicious of or have “probable cause” that someone is guilty based solely on their race or ethnicity. Racial profiling allows law enforcement to concentrate their resources on only people who are more likely to be guilty of a particular offence. If your suspect for a bank robbery is a white male you wouldn’t want to waste time and resources looking at everyone in the area. It would make more sense and be more efficient to only be interested in the white males that are in the area.
If the only reason to pull someone over depends on his or her race, this causes a discriminatory impact. Police departments begun to review data on stops and change police officers behaviors, arguments and attitudes towards the leading of stereotype based discriminatory treatment. (Racial profiling, 2012) This researcher frowns much upon racial profiling but with surveys conducted every day on who is likely to commit a crime, and what age, and what sex, and what minority group then people tend to lean towards these surveys proving that race is a huge part of crime involvement. In conclusion, criminal profiling works as an investigative tool to help solve crimes. Criminal profiling has come a long way and still needs a lot of improvement.
The Effects of Felony Convictions RaShawnda Anderson Kaplan University The Effects of Felony Convictions The effects of felony convictions are a very hot topic in America. This is because there are many Americans that commit crimes and are punished yet still deal with the effects for years to come. Felons are a part of society and should be treated as such especially if they are reformed. A person can commit a crime that results in a felony and twenty years later still suffer the harsh reality of certain privileges being taken away. Yes, an individual should be punished for their crimes but the effects of a felony conviction should not include or affect that person’s right to vote, finding employment, or the pursuance of a higher education.
The jury will sympathize with the defendant, because they believe that they were treated or charged because of race. Jury Nullification has become very controversial because a number of well-known African American scholars encouraged Black jurors to acquit Black defendants Ethnicity not only influences courtroom proceedings and judicial practices, but also practices prior to and following. Because racism still exists within the world, it will continue to overlap within the criminal justice system. According to McNamara and Burns (2009), research suggests that a higher percentage of Hispanics and African Americans were more likely than White to face criminal charges There are various arguments for and against ethnicity- based jury nullification. The pros of race-based jury nullification include: guilty offenders are kept incarcerated, fair trials are warranted, and last but not least there is one
What can be done to prevent hate crimes in society today? A hate crime is a crime committed by someone who is prejudice against a certain group or individual. These crimes can range from simple kindergarten name-calling to terrorist airplane attacks on the Twin Towers in New York or brutal planned school shootings, such as Columbine in Colorado. Hate exists in uncountable forms all over the country. In every part of the United States there are crimes being committed out of hate towards certain individuals or groups, but these crimes can be put to a halt with more strict laws against crime, public awareness, and world peace.
But in contrast there are very different at the same time. The crime control model is used in the criminal justice system for the prevention of crime. The crime control does not exclude that is possible to make a mistake, but based on the circumstances of the laws, the person is considered guilty until her or she is proven innocent. This model is based on old fashion laws which allow rapid and speedy convictions despite the mitigating factors of the case and the victim. The results, of the crime control model are wrongful convictions, being over-turned and this is a major downfall in the criminal justice system.
The white officer justifiably shot the black officer and was framed for murder so people would perceive the fallen black officer as “a hero” rather than another drug dealer in the inner city. The idea to prosecute the white cop will not only give hope to the community, but also will show that the white district attorney is also fighting for the black community and gain their votes for election. While Crash is only a movie, a fictitious depiction of a set of varied circumstances, it is also clear that it very accurately represents not only racism, but also provides a window through which we can organize these scenarios of human interactions in terms of accepted principles of Social