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Racial profiling in policing and its ethical implications

Is racial profiling a matter of discretion or ethics?
What are the ethical and moral dimensions of racial profiling?
How do people judge other people that they meet?
Why do people judge people by how they look, how they act, or how they present themselves?

Also, be sure to include the following:
Discussion of police culture, discretion, and use of force
Ethics and codes of ethics: at least 3 examples from these areas
An application of ethical and moral concepts to your decision-making process
A discussion of which of the following ethical or moral concepts are present with racial profiling:
Normative ethics
Consequentialism
Deontology
Virtue ethics

Be sure to include references of any sources APA

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Racial Profiling
Is racial profiling a matter of discretion or ethics?

Racial profiling is a matter of ethics and discretion as the immense amount of discretion that police officers have in arresting, stopping, and or engaging in other criminal justice activities toward suspects is predicated upon their ethical views. If officers had the ethical view that all suspects are created equal, then they wouldn't attempt to illegally stop and profile minorities.

What are the ethical and moral dimensions of racial profiling?

The ethical and moral dimensions associated with racial profiling entail the fact that racial profiling is an unethical and immoral activity that is predicated upon racist ideologies about other races. Typically, racial profiling throughout American history has entailed the white majority, who has engaged in racism and Jim Crow ideology, profiling minorities predicated upon unfounded and racist beliefs about criminality associated with minorities. In reality, those engaging in racial profiling are more ...

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