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. He stated in one of his books evidence proving that the success rate of racial profiling is lower than behavioral
A qualitative approach to researching this would be centred on trying to understand the factors and meanings that lie behind the attitudes of ethnic minorities. As such it is closely associated with Max Weber's concept of verstehan. Qualitative research is needed to tease oth the evidence suggested in the item that relations between the police and black or other ethnic minority communities are problematic, especially among young black males where there can be a lack of trust and a degree of hostility. Qualitative data are normally collected in the interpretive tradition through small scale research studies. Such an approach in this case would seek to understand the attitudes of ethnic minorities towards the police through methods such as semi-structured or unstructured interviews.
However, this is not the case because evidence of racism in the imposition of the death penalty is clearly recognizable. Within this paper, racial disparities in the application of the death penalty will not only be addressed but also it will address the prosecutor’s role, influential factors, statistics, and the efforts that need to be implemented to reduce racial disparities in the death penalty. Racial Disparity The issues surrounding the death penalty is arguably one of the most controversial social issues in the world. One of the more significant controversies regarding the death penalty is whether its application is mired in patterns of racial bias. This biased attitude toward minorities has and continues to lead to racial disparities in imposing the death penalty.
Do you prosecute that as a hate-crime, just because it might be? One group of people is now getting special treatment under the law. That sounds lot like discrimination to me, which isn't how this country is supposed to work. Whatever happened to equal protection under the law? 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?
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.
Jurors with the opposite race tend to be pro-death penalty as opposed to jurors of the same race. If a jury is mixed, then the decision for capital punishment may be judged more fairly. In the past, blacks did not have any rights, so racism was the contributing factor. Today, most judges will not choose an all-white or all-black
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.
Gardner’s ideas are too drastic and I believe he didn’t have enough support in his argument that his plans would actually decrease the murders in gang violence. To say that his thoughts on drugs are the missing piece to gang-violence; I agree with him one-hundred percent. Yet, to pinpoint on drugs as the only reason viciousness and violence happens in gangs, is almost too good to be true. Dan may as well fly off to Never-Never land, because those dreams aren’t ever coming true. First off, I would like to thank Gardner for his enlightening point of view, of how gang violence is heavily influenced by the whole drug trade and the black market that associates itself with it.
Christopher Taylor December 4, 2011 Philosophy Position Paper Racial Profiling I’ve come to believe that there is absolutely nothing wrong with people forming preconceived notions about their peers or even total strangers none the less. These preconceived notions and stereo types are just ways our brain categorizes and/or tries to make sense of things which is not much of a problem. However, unlike stereo types or those pre-conceived notions, problem arises when racial profiling comes into play in which accompanied by bigotry. Racial profiling is immoral because it mentally abuses its victims by making people feel or believe that they are considered untrustworthy, an outcast, or stripped of their liberty. These negative inflictions are wrong!