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Profiling, Ethnic: Use by Police and Homeland Security

  • By: Todd E. Bricker
  • In: Encyclopedia of Race and Crime
  • Edited by: Helen Taylor Greene & Shaun L. Gabbidon
  • Subject:Race, Ethnicity & Crime, Ethnic Studies

Ethnic profiling, also called racial profiling, is a controversial issue in the criminal justice system. It is a new term for old practices of institutional discrimination and racial or ethnic bias. The term profiling has its roots in profiling serial murderers ...

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