Journal of Political Philosophy 26 (3):1-20 (2018)

Adam Hosein
Northeastern University
This paper presents a novel framework for evaluating racial profiling, including 'rational profiling' that does in fact decrease crime rates. It argues that while profiling some groups, such as African Americans and Muslims, is impermissible, profiling others, such as white men, may be permissible. The historical and sociological context matters significantly. Along the way, the paper develops a new theory of what expressive harms are, why they matter, and when it is the responsibility of the state to correct them.
Keywords racial profiling  race  ethnicity  expressive harms  religion  discrimination
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DOI 10.1111/jopp.12162
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