Justifying Profiling

The business of drug trafficking can be dangerous. Therefore, those working in law enforcement have developed tools to help make their jobs a bit safer and use data to inform how they approach their work.

Review the assigned textbook reading, “Drugs and the Criminal Justice System,” in which Levinthal explores the idea of profiling related to drug trafficking.

In a minimum of 300 words, respond to the following:

  • Explain whether you believe that profiling (or certain types of profiling) can be justified, given the consequences associated with the smuggling of drugs. Be sure to use the textbook to support your ideas.

Apply APA standards to cite sources.

Submission Details:

  • By the due date assigned, post your responses to this Discussion Area.
  • Through the end of the module, respond to at least two other classmates’ posts. Participate in the discussion by asking a question, providing a statement of clarification, providing a point of view with a rationale, challenging an aspect of the discussion, or indicating a relationship between one or more lines of reasoning in the discussion.

Quality of initial posting, including fulfillment of assignment instructions 16

Reference to supporting readings and other materials 4

 

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