Racial Profiling

Racial Profiling

by David L. Hudson
     
 

Racial profiling is one of the most divisive issues facing contemporary American society. Some say the use of racial profiling calls into question the underlying fairness of the criminal justice system because it deprives a person of the right to equal protection under the law simply because of his or her race. Others, however, note that some types of criminal

Overview

Racial profiling is one of the most divisive issues facing contemporary American society. Some say the use of racial profiling calls into question the underlying fairness of the criminal justice system because it deprives a person of the right to equal protection under the law simply because of his or her race. Others, however, note that some types of criminal profiling are acceptable and even helpful in solving crimes. Adding to the complexity is the reality that few can agree on a precise definition of racial profiling. This new book examines racial profiling through several key aspects of this issue, including the war on drugs and the drug courier profile, the war on terrorism and those of Arabic descent, and the immigration controversy and Latinos.

Each book in the Point/Counterpoint series offers all the statutes, legal opinions, and studies a student needs to structure a cohesive argument on a given controversial topic. Issues are presented from multiple points of view; sidebars cite laws, opinions, and court cases to aid in critical analysis; appendices help students conduct legal research; and all sources are fully documented.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781604137170
Publisher:
Chelsea House Publishers
Publication date:
01/28/2011
Series:
Point/Counterpoint Series: Issues in Contemporary American Society
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
14 - 17 Years

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