Understanding and preventing discriminatory ethnic profiling : a guide
The FRA Guide on Understanding and Preventing Discriminatory Ethnic Profiling provides a thorough survey of profiling practices in the context of law enforcement, while seeking to improve the reader’s understanding of the concept’s theoretical and practical underpinnings. As the publication is primarily designed as a guide for officers at management level in law enforcement agencies, considerable emphasis is placed on the context of policing. The incorporation of case studies and practical examples makes it a valuable practical resource for law enforcement professionals. The Guide explains... when profiling based on race, ethnicity or religion may constitute discriminatory conduct and when it is permissible. It also examines the harmful effects of discriminatory ethnic profiling. Furthermore, the Guide highlights the negative impact of such a practice on effective policing.