What is your opinion about the decision that even if an officer was racially profiling
Topic: Topic Selection Refinement
Details: Assignment Description
Primary Discussion Response is due by Friday (11:59:59pm Central), Peer Responses are due by Tuesday (11:59:59pm Central).
On April 23, 2008, the United States Supreme Court, without dissent, determined in the case of Virginia v. Moore that despite unprofessional conduct on the part of the police,
there was no violation of Mr. Moore’s civil rights when the police profiled him because they knew that he was driving under a suspended license. A subsequent arrest and search
for the suspended driver’s license resulted in the finding of controlled substances and additional charges. Essentially, the court ruled that if the police knew a defendant was
committing a motor vehicle violation, regardless of their personal bias, then they had the right to stop that person and check to see if probable cause existed to arrest him or her.
Primary Task Response: Within the Discussion Board area, write 400–600 words that respond to the following questions with your thoughts, ideas, and comments. This will be
the foundation for future discussions by your classmates. Be substantive and clear, and use examples to reinforce your ideas.
Under what conditions do you think, if any, racial profiling should be clearly illegal? Explain your position.
What is your opinion about the decision that even if an officer was racially profiling, if the stop was based on a motor vehicle violation, then there is no issue?
Is there a legitimate reason at any stage in an investigation for racial profiling? Explain.
What impacts on the community do you think can proracial profiling policies have? Explain in detail.
Responses to Other Students: Respond to at least 2 of your fellow classmates with at least a 100word
reply about their Primary Task Response regarding items you found to
be compelling and enlightening. To help you with your discussion, please consider the following questions:
What did you learn from your classmate’s posting?
What additional questions do you have after reading the posting?
What clarification do you need regarding the posting?
What differences or similarities do you see between your posting and other classmates’ postings?
For assistance with your assignment, please use your text, Web resources, and all course materials.
Mays; Ruddell: Ch. 5, 8 & 9
Research and evaluate a position regarding an issue, problem area, or policy, and effectively defend their position using researchbased
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