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ISBN: 1565846966
Author: David A. Harris
Language: English
Publisher: New Pr (February 1, 2002)
Pages: 276
Category: Social Sciences
Subcategory: Politics
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Profiles in Injustice book.

Profiles in Injustice book. In Profiles in Injustice, now in paperback, David Harris-described Racial profiling-as practiced by police officers, highway troopers, and customs officials-is one of America’s most explosive public issues. But even as protest against the practice has swelled, police forces and others across the country continue to argue that profiling is an effective crime-fighting tool.

Profiles in Injustice is the first book to rigorously scrutinize the rationale and practice of racial profiling, as. .A powerful, myth-busting argument against racial profiling.

Profiles in Injustice is the first book to rigorously scrutinize the rationale and practice of racial profiling, as well as its remarkably far-reaching effects, from the way profiling has reinforced residential segregation to how it has corroded public confidence in the criminal justice system. Harris concludes with an examination of law enforcement agencies that have pioneered better, more effective policing while renouncing the poison of racial and ethnic bias. Racial profilingas practiced by police officers, highway troopers, and customs officialshas become one of America's most explosive public issues.

Racial profiling-as practiced by police officers, highway troopers, and customs officials-is one of America’s most . David A. Harris is Balk Professor of Law and Values at the University of Toledo College of Law, and a Soros Senior Justice Fellow.

Racial profiling-as practiced by police officers, highway troopers, and customs officials-is one of America’s most explosive public issues. But even as protest against the practice has swelled.

Profiles in Injustice : Why Racial Profiling Cannot Work. By (author) David A. Harris. Racial profiling-as practiced by police officers, highway troopers, and customs officials-is one of America's most explosive public issues. Close X. Learn about new offers and get more deals by joining our newsletter.

Profiles in Injustice.

More than six months ago, many Americans decided it was appropriate to profile persons who appear to be of Middle-Eastern descent, but few Americans would openly support racially profiling other groups. Those who still do assert its no-nonsense logic: It works.

Profiles in injustice: American life under the regime of racial profiling - Profiling past and present, and high-discretion police tactics - Profiling unmasked: from criminal profiling to racial profiling - The hard numbers: why racial profiling .

Black: how profiling affects Latinos, Asians, and Arabs - Meeting the challenge of racial profiling - A case study: how one police agency changed for the better - Conclusion: the self-fulfilling prophecy and the future.

In part 2 of this series, I wrote about David Harris’s book Profiles In Injustice: Why Racial Profiling Cannot Work. Harris’s book had obviously been written before 9/11, though it was published in the immediate aftermath of 9/11

In part 2 of this series, I wrote about David Harris’s book Profiles In Injustice: Why Racial Profiling Cannot Work. Harris’s book had obviously been written before 9/11, though it was published in the immediate aftermath of 9/11. Publication could not have been more poorly timed. The book proceeded to drop without.

David A. Harris is Distinguished Faculty Scholar and Professor of Law at the University of.He is the author of Good Cops: The Case for Preventive Policing and Profiles in Injustice: Why Racial Profiling Cannot Work. Harris is Distinguished Faculty Scholar and Professor of Law at the University of Pittsburgh. He lives in Pittsburgh. Failed Evidence: Why Law Enforcement Resists Science.

A powerful, myth-busting argument against racial profiling. Racial profilingas practiced by police officers, highway troopers, and customs officialshas become one of America's most explosive public issues. But even as protest against the practice has swelled, little attention has been given to the law enforcement basis of profiling. Indeed, profiling has become one of the nation's most hotly contested social issues partly because of the assumption that underlying the practice is a common-sense consideration of racial patterns in crime. Profiling, it has been repeatedly argued, is ultimately rational. Profiles in Injustice dismantles those arguments, drawing on a wealth of new evidence to show convincingly that profiling is not only morally and legally wrongbut startlingly mistaken and ineffective. In this myth-busting book, David Harrisdescribed by the Seattle Times as "America's leading authority on racial profiling"reveals that the data collected by law-enforcement agencies themselves on racial profiling makes the case against it. Though it has been argued that people of color are targeted by police because they are disproportionately involved in crime, statistics from several states as well as the Customs Service show that the "hit rate"the rates at which police actually find contraband on people they stopis actually lower for blacks than for whites, and the hit rate for Latinos is much lower than for either blacks or whites. Profiles in Injustice is the first book to rigorously scrutinize the rationale and practice of racial profiling, as well as its remarkably far-reaching effects, from the way profiling has reinforced residential segregation to how it has corroded public confidence in the criminal justice system. Harris concludes with an examination of law enforcement agencies that have pioneered better, more effective policing while renouncing the poison of racial and ethnic bias.

Comments:

Lanin
Liberals are so fond of throwing the 'race card', that many conservatives, justifiably outraged, 'tune out' whenever they hear claims of racism. Unfortunately, 'tuning out' claims of racism leads many to miss valid claims of racism, and racial profiling is a real problem, not a myth.

This book does a great job of putting racial profiling into perspective, giving concrete examples and solid credible statistics to prove American really does have a problem with racial profiling, and how that problem can be solved. I highly recommend this book to anyone who doubts the existence of racial profiling or just wants to learn more about this topic.
happy light
Eye opening; should be a "must read" for those who think our racial biases are "cured."
Flamekiller
An excellent book for social issues!
felt boot
Great book. I agree with everything the author writes about. We had to do a project on this book. Good stories in the book to talk about.
Pedar
This masterpiece of legal scholarship, clearly and eloquently written for the general public (plus police officers, politicians, and lawyers) lays searingly bare the United States's collective shame of the evil practice of racial profiling and stereotyping. The first 3 of the 9 chapters lay the groundwork of the author's thesis via extensive anecdotal evidence, thoroughly supported by direct quotations and direct observations, many of them from police officers as well as innocent victims. Chapter 4 provides a convincing and well-reasoned [I'm a professional statistician] statistical validation of the author's thesis, plus proof that racial profiling actually decreases probabilities of intercepting criminals. Chapter 5 exposes the hidden but corrosive costs of racial profiling, such as disunity among Americans and the cancer of chronic distrust of police and courts. Chapter 6 extends the discussion beyond African-American victims to East Asian, Hispanic, and Near-Eastern victims. The last three chapters provide the encouragement of a road to improvement, including examples of municipalities and police departments already following that road.
Throughout, the author's prose is objective, quietly restrained, and superbly organized and enunciated.

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