Profiling on Fast-Growing Crime-Fighting Technologies

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Profiling On Fast-Growing Crime-Fighting Technologies
Kenny Ozuna Cedano
Instituto Tecnológico de Santo Domingo (INTEC)
Faculty of Sciences and Humanities
Rhetoric and Composition (AHH-202)
Santo Domingo, National District, Dominican Republic
April 19th, 2013

Profiling On Fast-Growing Crime-Fighting Technologies
Even though crime-fighting technologies give a broad advantage in police investigations, many citizens have arrived at the point of asking themselves whether its use will sooner or later cause the loss of constitutional rights. When these types of technologies are used to reduce crimes, they often received the support of the citizens because it made them feel safe and secure, but at the same time these
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Finally, another point maintained by the opposing side it that these profiling technologies do not discriminate; however, they are by their very nature discriminatory tools. They allow unparalleled kinds of social and ethnic sorting and segmentation which could have unfair effects. “The people that are profiled may have to pay higher prices, they could miss out on important offers or opportunities, and they may run increased risks because catering to their needs is less profitable”, claims Lyon (2003). Moreover, viewing this issue from the ethnic point of view, ethnic profiling occurs most often on police decisions about who to stop, question, search, and at times who to arrest, this is because police’s databases classify people depending on where they are born, color of their skin, and even also whether you have tattoos or not; yet, “There is no evidence that ethnic profiling actually prevents terrorism or lowers crime rates”, states the Open Society Foundation (2009). All this basically means that people are threaded differently by a police officer just because of their ethnic background. In addition, “Profiles may reveal personal or private information about


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