University of Michigan Law School
Civil Rights Litigation Clearinghouse
Title "Beginning to End Racial Profiling: Definitive Solutions to an Elusive Problem"
Date 03/18/2011
Author Kami Chavis Simmons
Author Institution Wake Forest University Law School
Author Role Faculty
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Abstract Undoubtedly, the pernicious practice of racial profiling, or at least the
perception that this practice occurs, has caused many citizens to alter their routine to avoid the indignity of yet another police stop. Unfortunately, there is a growing body of evidence that suggests that the perception that police unjustly target minorities is not merely an unsubstantiated feeling, but an uncomfortable reality.
While all forms of police misconduct or corruption are disturbing,
racial profiling occupies a unique place among such harmful practices
because it presents several unique issues that make it difficult to address
through standard police accountability measures.
Source Wash. & Lee J. Civil Rts. & Soc. Just.
Citation 18 Wash. & Lee J. Civil Rts. & Soc. Just. 25-54

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