Modern Psychological Studies
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Place of Publication
Racial profiling refers to the law enforcement practice of using only race or ethnicity as probable cause to search or arrest an individual. The public has found racial profiling to be unjustified in the context of common crime, but tends to support the practice in the context of terrorism. The current study uses an explicit judgment survey to examine the expression of prejudice and factors that influence stereotyping. The study found that participants aged 18 to 24, and those who identified with a political party, were the participants most likely to racially profile individuals with stereotypical Middle-Eastern features to be potential terrorists.
BF1 .M63 v. 21 no. 2 2016
Smith, Amanda L. and Mason, Susan E.
"The age of racial profiling in the context of terrorism,"
Modern Psychological Studies: Vol. 21:
2, Article 10.
Available at: https://scholar.utc.edu/mps/vol21/iss2/10