Racial Profiling Paper
I'm looking for assistance gathering information on the above topic...the paper will be a 10 - 12 page research paper on: A policy on racial profiling by police officers to reduce and prevent crime on the streets.
Here's what's needed:
Conduct a brief review/synopsis of the relevant facts.
Identify what you believe to be the major ethical issues and the relevant underlying values of each opposing side.
Set forth your recommendations for the continued use, modification, or discontinuation of this policy. Your decision must have some sort of rationale behind it. This is where you will present an answer to the policy issue at hand. Before you can do this, you will have to decide on what ethical system underlies your analysis. There is no right/wrong system of ethics—choose the one with which you most closely identify. If you are a utilitarian, your stance may be very different than if you identify with ethical formalism or an ethic of care. But, as we know from our class exercises, despite our different ethical systems, we may encounter the same results.
not sure on the number of credits for something like this
I don't need it until January 15th
...hed, stopped, frisked, and arrested are Blacks and Latinos because of the racism that still permeates the criminal justice system in America.
This is an affront to the notion of deontological ethics, which emphasize the necessity for police officers to act in a humane manner that requires the officer to focus on humanity in their decision-making, and any person that is ethical, just, and respects human rights could not justify stopping and frisking someone based solely upon their race, but this still occurs in the 21st century in so-called "progressive" places such as New York. The universality of these racist and unjust actions taint the entire notion of justice and detract away from the pursuit to establish a more lawful society as the overwhelming majority of people who are profiled by racist police policies are not criminals, but after being treated like criminals and victimized by unjust laws, these individuals no longer have faith in the injustice system. Therefore, they would be more reluctant to report criminal behavior, trust police, and engage in other healthy relationship building with police departments that are vital for reducing criminal behavior.
Deontological ethics require law enforcement to consider the universality associated with racial profiling, which represents a universal racism toward minority races in which the negative ramifications associated with the practice far outweigh any perceived benefits that could be derived, and let me be clear, the evidence has proven that racial profiling does not work. In addition, law enforcement officers and police agencies that practice racist policies such as racial profiling are also not fulfilling their duty to honor and serve the entire public as they are actually engaging in targeted racism toward a large percentage of the population based upon racism.
Racial profiling is not done in good faith, which is a core requirement for deontological ethics as there must be morality involved in all decisions that are made yet racism is inherently amoral behavior that focuses on discrimination against another human because of their skin color. Therefore, officers that engage in this behavior are abandoning their duty and oath that they took to protect innocent citizens from victimization as the police are those victimizing citizens when racial profiling occurs. In closing, the use of racial profiling as a policy by police organizations is widespread and widely accepted because of the racist structure that still exists in America, which allows historically marginalized groups to be targeted and discriminated against because of their skin color. This why a policy in New York that was ineffective for decades, was still able to remain in place despite numerous studies showing that it was based upon racism and also failed to perform the one duty that it was supposed to perform, which was preventing guns and drugs from being on the streets as 85-90% of those ensnared in the racist system in New York were innocent civilians whose only crime was ...