Profiling and whether it should be used has been in the news lately.
I was giving it some thought and...
Police officers routinely use profiling without the uproar. They make walk-thru's of clubs and often make traffic stops of people exiting the parking lots of clubs. They are using a profile that drunk drivers often come from clubs.
******There is NO LINK. This is based on information I obtained from an article about drunk driving in our local paper. It is further confirmed by the fact that my hubby has had 2 people under his command get caught this way.
What are your thoughts? When is profiling okay in your opinion?
Profiling works. Unless you routinely put yourself in dangerous situations, we ALL use some degree of profiling in determining whether a person, place or thing is safe!
Answer by LoriKeet at 1:26 PM on Jan. 2, 2010
Answer by NotPanicking at 12:39 PM on Jan. 2, 2010
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Answer by waldorfmom at 4:13 PM on Jan. 2, 2010
Answer by jesse123456 at 4:15 PM on Jan. 2, 2010
The problem is profiling as part of the solution is ok. But most of the time it ends up being an abused practice.
Richard Reid didn't fit the profile and neither did Tim McVeigh, you start using profiling Muslims or middle easterners they will just recruit more that dont fit the profile.
Answer by Anonymous at 6:04 PM on Jan. 2, 2010
Answer by Anonymous at 6:22 PM on Jan. 2, 2010