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Criminal-Psychological Profiling

In 6 pages, the author provides an evaluation or critique of three articles relating to criminal-psychological profiling. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

The Problem of Racial Profiling

This 5 page paper takes the position that racial profiling is wrong, not only because it is illegal but because it is morally offensive. Several cases are noted. The positions of several prominent organizations such as the ACLU, the ABA and the NAACP are duly noted. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

Profiling Ethnic Families in America

A 9 page summation of three chapters from the book Ethnic Families in America: Patterns And Variations, which is edited by Charles H. Mindel, Robert W. Habenstein, and Roosevelt Wright, Jr.. The chapters highlighted discuss Italian American, Mexican American and Amish family structures. No additional sources cited.

Profiling as a Tool for Law Enforcement

20 pages in length. The use of profiling as a tool for law enforcement is becoming increasingly widespread. Agencies are seeing profiling become more effective and more popular as it gains respect nationwide. By using profiling as a means to fight crime and to help point out potential drug offenders, police departments are turning more and more to this effective law enforcement method. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

Psychological Criminal Profiling

This 60 page paper provides an overview of the process of psychological criminal profiling, defining the specific connection between types of crimes, types of criminals, and the development of psychological assessments. This paper integrates a view of psychological principles, as well as specific issues related to crime and sociology in order to determine why some individuals participation in behaviors that are deviant and others do not. This paper then goes on to apply these principles to a view of certain criminals, including Jack the Ripper. Bibliography lists 25 sources.

“Adoption as a factor in the psychological profiling of serial killers: Berkowitz and Dahmer”

An eight page paper which investigates the relevance of adoption in the psychological background of serial killers, and considers how important an influence it is in comparison to other aspects of family life and upbringing. The paper includes a comparison of two serial killers, one who was adopted and one who was not. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

Racial Profiling

the Arab Americans: 5 pages. Since the terrorist attack on September 11, the use of racial profiling has been used for those who are Arab Americans. This is not unlike the profiling of the Japanese Americans during World War II. This paper will look into the pros and cons of this tactic and consider whether or not this is a desirable action to take. Bibliography lists 4 sources.


This 20 page paper details the varying theoretical perspectives on profiling, and discusses the history of racial profiling. Examples are given from the past as well as current congressional testimonies. General trends in research studies are compared and contrasted with an identification of common themes. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

Racial Profiling

This 10 page report discusses the complicated issues associated with racial profiling and the ways in which it occurs. Whether it is a case of state troopers routinely stopping African American drivers or the outrages committed against Japanese Americans more than half a century ago, racial profiling does exist and continues to be a threat to the most basic of civil liberties even in a nation that supposedly prides itself on its ethnic mix and diverse cultures. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

Racial Profiling In The United States

This 6 page paper presents an argument against racial profiling, declaring it illegal and a violation of civil rights. The writer begins with a definition of racial profiling and civil rights. A literature review illustrates that as racial profiling has been used, it is ineffective, discriminatory and unconstitutional. The writer also points out that we face a dilemma regarding national security and racial profiling. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

Retail Racial Profiling and False Accusation and Arrest for Shoplifting

This 8 page report discusses incidents in which African Americans have been accused of shoplifting and falsely arrested. Retailers are losing enormous amounts of money because of shoplifters but they still must recognize when their security procedures cross the line from prudent action to undeniable racism. Bibliography lists 7 sources.


This 7 page paper is a position paper against the use of racial profiling by law enforcement agencies. Evidence is presented via congressional investigations and studies, polls, and information from research generated by the Urban League. Quotes are cited from numerous texts. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

The Problem with Student Profiling to Prevent School Violence

This 10 page paper looks at the issue of school violence and the controversy over profiling. The paper supports the civil rights of students who should not be profiled. Problems with profiling are duly noted. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

Police Profiling:

This 30 page paper examines the different methods of police profiling. Furthermore, a history of the practice is provided as well as trends in this area. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

Racial Profiling: Fact or Fallacy?

A 4 page overview of the common misperception that racial profiling accounts for the disproportionate representation that some minorities have in our criminal justice system. Noting that this fallacy is often stretched to imply concern over implications in the post-September 11 environment, the author emphasizes that the fact is that a particular culture’s propensity for crime, not their race is what lands them in our nation’s prisons. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

Criminal Profiling

A 7 page paper discussing the development and process of criminal profiling. As much art as science, the end goal of the process of criminal profiling is to identify and assess all of the information available about a crime or criminal so that all of that information can be used to locate, arrest and successfully prosecute those who would engage in violent crime. Criminal profiling is an invaluable tool for defining what investigators should be searching for in terms of suspects. As with any other operational advance, it still must be used properly if it is to return the proper results. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

Media Critique/Racial Profiling

A 3 page research paper that critiques print media coverage concerning the issue of racial profiling. This is a highly controversial topic since proponents of racial profiling argue that it constitutes a tactic helpful to law enforcement agencies and is specifically needed in the war on terrorism. On the other hand, it is a tactic that frequently targets law-abiding, innocent Americans. Examination of how the media is treating coverage of the national debate concerning racial profile demonstrates that this coverage is, overall, fair and equitable. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

Serial killer Ivan Milat and the art of profiling

This 6 page paper examines the case of this Australian serial killer. The use of profilers is discussed. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

Racial Profiling by Policy

This 6 page paper delves into U.S. policy and issues surrounding racial profiling. Highlighted are changes which have occurred since the terrorist attack took place on 9/11. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

Profiling: War on Terrorism

A 5 page paper which examines both sides on the issue of the war on terrorism. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

Racial Profiling and Racial Discrimination

This 8 page paper discusses the practice of racial profiling as it relates to minorities, and concludes that racial profiling is actually a form of racial discrimination. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

Profiling & Terrorism

A 10 page research paper that, first of all, examines the definition of “racial profiling” and distinguishes this activity from other forms of profiling that are carried on by law enforcement agents. Then, the arguments, both pro and con, regarding racial profiling are examined. Summation, analysis and conclusions are offered based on this information. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

Digital And Psychological Profiling Of Cyber Crime

10 pages in length. Witnesses are often the single most important elements of securing a conviction or realizing an acquittal; without these observers to testify as to what they saw, heard or know, myriad court cases would either go unsolved or erroneously resolved. With the technological age, however, has come an entirely different type of witness who - by virtue of its unique position to collect incriminating data - does not have the capacity to lie. Computers have become some of the most critical tools law enforcement agencies have encountered, inasmuch as they provide a clear-cut path to criminals who use them as cyber weapons. Bibliography lists 13 sources.

Benefits Of Profiling In Fighting Terrorism

A 4 page paper. The writer comments on the controversy of racial profiling in fighting terrorism but also demonstrates the benefits, despite the lack of articles that support this method. The writer defines profiling and how it is used in this fight against terrorism and also recognizes that profiling has been used for evil or inappropriate purposes, Bibliography lists 4 sources.

Religious Profiling Or Reasonable Outreach?

3 pages in length. The interpretive nature of how the LAPD attempted to gain information about the Muslim community for the antiterrorist agenda is what resides at the core of this civil rights issue and the primary reason why the operation was halted. The single most damning aspect of the strategy was an arbitrary understanding of what the word "moderate" meant within the context of flushing out vulnerable individuals who may have the potential for becoming mixed up with Iraqi fundamentalists? To what extent did personal opinion play a role in determining someone's moderate stance if he merely stated how wrong he thought the war was? Would that be considered a veiled threat to the safety of the United States? The level of subjectivity inherent to this type of broad-brushed operation cast the LAPD in a very awkward and inappropriate situation whereby their actions can indeed be construed as religious profiling. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

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