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NCJ Number: 228149 Find in a Library
Title: Historical Overview and Perceptions of Racial and Terrorist Profiling in an Era of Homeland Security: A Research Note
Journal: Criminal Justice Policy Review  Volume:20  Issue:3  Dated:September 2009  Pages:359-374
Author(s): Deborah Wilkins Newman; Nikki-Qui D. Brown
Date Published: September 2009
Page Count: 16
Type: Research (Applied/Empirical)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This study compared the views of law enforcement and non-law enforcement populations regarding terrorist profiling and compared racial profiling as it is interwoven with terrorist profiling.
Abstract: The results of the study revealed that law enforcement and non-law enforcement/student subjects differed in their perceptions regarding the value of terrorist profiling and their suspiciousness of individuals that fit a terrorist profile linked in time and place with a terrorist act, such as September 11, 2001. However, the results showed that the two groups agreed on their perception of terrorist profiling not being a requirement to effectively combat terrorism. This research contributes important information for community policing and homeland security education. A better understanding of the perception in profiling matters has the ability to enhance police-community relations. This study was designed to explore the possible differences between law enforcement and non-law enforcement viewpoints regarding the use of racial and terrorist profiling. Tables and references
Main Term(s): Police-citizen interactions
Index Term(s): Police attitudes; Police community relations; Police-minority relations; Public Attitudes/Opinion; Public Opinion of the Police; Target groups; Terrorist profiles
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