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ERIC Number: EJ1020595
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1195-4353
Profiling and Racial Profiling: An Interactive Exercise
Semple, Philip
College Quarterly, v16 n4 Fall 2013
Racial Profiling has been recognized as a serious problem that affects many segments of our society and is especially notable in law enforcement. Governments and police services have pronounced that racial profiling is not acceptable and will not be tolerated. They have gone to great lengths in trying to eradicate racial profiling through prosecutions on the punitive side and training on the pro-active side. However, education in this area is problematic both in content and in the willingness of participants to take part in this type of training. Often people who are ordered to take these courses feel that they do not need to be told how to be sensitive to the issues. In an attempt to give a Police Foundations class an opportunity to understand the problems and issues surrounding the concept of racial profiling, I developed a series of interactive exercises. These exercises, the process of their implementation, and their results are described in this article.
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Canada
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