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Should police use racial profiling?

Present your views on the statement that "it is the job of the police to catch criminals, and they know from experience who is likely to be an offender." Specifically examine racial profiling in your response.

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It is the job of the police to respond to criminal behavior witnessed by society or by police and to arrest those suspected of engaging in criminal activity, but it is not the job of police to be the judge, jury, and executioner. Police are only supposed to be the first arm of the justice system only responsible for arresting those either witnessed or suspected with probable cause of engaging in criminal behavior that is unlawful. The ...

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This solution argues against racial profiling and against the reasons proponents of the pracitice give for its usage.