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Assessment of Individual Differences by the Police – Should ethnicity weigh in?

23.6.2020 – When patrolling the streets, police has to make split-second decisions regarding suspicious behavior; assessment of individual differences, therefore, being important. Demonstrations protesting police behavior claim that too often such decisions are made based on ethnicity alone, otherwise known as ethnic or racial profiling. In the Netherlands, a study was done asking police officers to which extent such assessment of ethnicity guides their behavior, discussing the effectivity – or lack thereof – of ethnic profiling.

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