In 2013, criminal justice administrators are faced in dealing with many issues. Issues faced by this group of people are many of the same issues faced by many business administrators. In all reality, budgetary and funding concerns are shared by nearly everyone in the world. Throughout the recent years where the economic decline has plagued the United States, and the world, all areas in American society experienced strains in response to budgeting concerns. Schools districts and criminal justice are ones that come to mind. Despite recent budget and funding concerns, one issue has plagued the administrators of the criminal justice system far longer. Administrators are faced with ensuring all actions taken by the departments are worthwhile. “We expect it to meet the fundamental aims of our criminal laws: to separate the guilty from the innocent, to incapacitate truly dangerous individuals, and to promote deterrence and retribution for those who violate law.” (American Bar Association, n.d., p. i). As society places expectations on the criminal justice system to take actions against those who break the law, whose job is it to ensure these actions actually work? Who is it to say that actions taken by any branch in the criminal justice system works to prevent criminals from committing crimes in the future? Administrators are faced with challenges in ensuring preventative efforts work. For example, the American Bar Association (n.d.) notes that over two-hundred thousand people are incarcerated in Federal Bureau of prisons, where costs of maintaining these prisons has risen to more that fifty-six thousand dollars a year. In seeing the rise of populations in state and federal prisons, does incarceration of offenders actually work to prevent other criminals from doing the same crime? Another example of this administrative challenge is seen with allocation of assets in the war on drugs. Since the 1980, a huge emphasis has been placed on the war on drugs-where arrests have tripled in 2005. As state and federal courts have been overtaken by drug cases, many drug dealers and doers have been taken off the streets. With the minor…
Franklin D. Ripley
History is filled with examples of people that have differentiated between themselves and others that are different in any which way. This abhorrent discrimination between two human beings has not become a relic of the past; rather it still persists in our modern society in some form or the other. From Blacks to Hispanics to Arabs to Chinese to Native Americans, everyone is subjected to racial profiling, even white people. Though…
Racial Profiling Today
On September 11, 2001 the World Trade Center in New York City, or the Twin Towers, was destroyed by terrorists. 3,000 people were killer during the attack on the White House, the pentagon, and the Twin Towers. The terrorists were undetected through airport security, which they then hijacked commercial airplanes. After 9/11 many people were in panic and scared, law enforcement wanted to find anymore terrorist so they resorted in using racial profiling. The meaning…
the officials saw was Maher’s race, and because of one mistaken belief by law enforcement, Maher lost a year of his life.
Profiling is the practice of observing aspects of a person’s behavior that is cause for suspicion in others. Profiling, in some instances, is an effective way to spot a suspect or criminal, but there are many limitations on profiling. Racial profiling is becoming suspicious of a person based on stereotypes or generalizations about their race or ethnicity. Police in some parts…
car and wait for two hours until the officers finished searching. The only reason it seemed for the stop was because you were black. If this were you, you are Sergeant First Class Rossano V. Gerald, and were just a victim of what is known as “racial profiling.” Some may not be aware of this, but Sergeant First Class Gerald and his son’s Fourth Amendment Rights were violated.
In the United States Bill of Rights, the Fourth Amendment is “the right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses…
Racial Profiling in the U.S today.
To persuade the public that racial profiling is wrong.
Racial profiling is defined as "the practice of targeting people for police or
security stops based on their race or ethnicity in the belief that certain ethnic groups may be more
likely to commit a particular crime, based on unsupported assumptions about race and
criminality. Available evidence suggests…
When a law enforcement agency practices racial profiling, it sends the message that whites are assumed to be law-abiding citizens while blacks and Latinos are assumed to be criminals. Racial profiling policies set up law enforcement agencies as enemies of entire communities that tend to be disproportionately affected by crime when law enforcement agencies should be in the business of protecting crime victims and helping them find justice. But racial profiling tends to alienate black and Latino communities…
In the movie “The Human Strain” Coleman was unsure of his identity and what to call himself. Although his father had his life map out on exactly what he wanted him to do Coleman didn’t agree; his father wanted him to go to Howard University, medical school, and become an African American doctor; however Coleman didn’t want to be declared as colored. After his father’s death and high school he realized that he needed to declare a race for the Navy and he choose white. I was rather shocked that…
Each year there is a huge number of African American men who are being thrown in jail for numerous of reasons. The population of African American men that’s incarcerated as of February 2015 78,502. Are these men being locked up for a reason or is it their skin color.
Racial profiling punishes innocent individuals for the past actions of those who look and sound like them. It misdirects crucial resources and undercuts the trust needed between law enforcement and the communities…
U.S Department Of Justice: Racial Profiling On AfricanAmericans
There are more African American males being incarcerated and
stopped and searched by law enforcement officials, maybe it is because the police are just
racially targeting them.
Racial profiling by law enforcement is commonly defined as a practice that targets people
for suspicion of crime based on their race…
Stereotyping and Profiling – The Negative Effect on Society
Glenn A Smith
This essay shows the negative effects society encounters from stereotyping and profiling and some solutions to how, we as a nation, can overcome this plague. Stereotyping is the act of making an assumption or generalization of a particular person or group of persons based on misconceptions usually extending to how they might act or what they represent…