I.               Is Racial Profiling Defensible Public Policy? (pp 117-126)YES: Scott Johnson, from “Better Unsafe Than (Occasionally)

I.               Is Racial Profiling Defensible Public Policy? (pp 117-126) YES: Scott Johnson, from “Better Unsafe Than (Occasionally) Sorry?” The American Enterprise (2003) NO: Wade J. Henderson and Karen McGill Lawson, from “Restoring a National Consensus: The Need to End Racial Profiling in America,” The Leadership Conference (2011) ISSUE SUMMARY YES: Scott Johnson, conservative journalist and an attorney and fellow at the Clermont Institute, argues in favor of racial profiling. He claims that racial profiling does not exist “on the nation’s highways and streets.” NO: In the report, “Restoring a National Consensus,” Wade Henderson and Karen McGill Lawson argue that racial profiling is an unjust and ineffective method of law enforcement that makes us less, not more, safe and secure. However, profiling is pervasive and used by law enforcement at the federal, state, and local levels.

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-Develop your position on the question using the corresponding Taking Sides essay as a foundation. Organize your paper as follows: Title page. Introduction. Your position and arguments. Evidence to support your arguments (i.e., data and research), including how the evidence supports the arguments. Counterarguments to your position. Rebuttals to those counterarguments. Evidence to support your rebuttals (i.e., data and research), including how the evidence supports the rebuttals. Summary and Conclusion. References. Remember that the content of your paper must be 3-5 pages in length. In addition to the essay, use a minimum of 5 resources, at least 2 of which are peer-reviewed academic articles. Follow APA style and formatting guidelines throughout. Set your paper in Times New Roman, 12 point. Review the scoring guide before submitting your assessment to ensure that you meet all criteria. Refer to the helpful links in Resources as you complete your assessment.

 

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