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Transcript of RACIAL PROFILING
Argument / Thesis
Racial profiling is an ineffective law enforcement strategy.
WHAT IS RACIAL PROFILING?
Racial profiling is the use of race or ethnicity to suspect someone of committing a crime
WHAT CAUSES RACIAL PROFILING?
Applying quotas to police officers
Police are forced to find ways to make an arrest
Becomes easier to suspect people than to find evidence and make action.
Discrimination in countries based on the history of certain races
In America, African American and Hispanics are racially profiled
In Canada, Aboriginals are racially profiled along with African American and Hispanics.
Stereotypes seen within society
Provides false information to the public and towards the Criminal law system
Case Study: R.v. Brown
An officer stopped an African Canadian while driving
Case Study: R.v. Brown
Decovan Brown was stopped by Officer Olsen while driving.
Evidence supported the use of racial profiling was involved.
Skin colour does not determine whether one is a considered to be a criminal
Negative Outcomes of Racial Profiling
The public will no longer want to cooperate with the police
Public will not take laws seriously and therefore more crimes will be committed
Harms communities based on race
Leads to racially motivated violence
Distracts law enforcement strategies from using more useful approaches
Possible solutions of Racial profiling
Change attitudes and practices of law enforcements
Public being aware about racial profiling
Quota system should change
Relationship between the police and public needs to be stronger
From this statistic, people create stereotypes believing that race has a connection with crime
Further Analyzing Racial Profiling