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"Living While Latino"- Begreppet rasprofilering, Arizonas nya immigrationslag och Mänskliga rättigheter

Radon Burman, Josefine LU (2010) MRSG20 20101
Centre for Theology and Religious Studies
Human Rights Studies
Abstract
Racial Profiling is a phenomenon which does not have an accepted definition but most researchers use the term as the inappropriate use of race as an indicator of potential criminal behavior in the work of the police. In April this year the state of Arizona enacted a new immigration law that allows the local police to arrest a person without a warrant if the officer has a probable cause to believe that the person is in the country illegally. The law makes it a state crime to be in the country illegally. The aim of this paper is to answer the question if the law can result in racial profiling and in that case, how. This is done by an analysis of the most important parts of the law and a description of what racial profiling means. A study on... (More)
Racial Profiling is a phenomenon which does not have an accepted definition but most researchers use the term as the inappropriate use of race as an indicator of potential criminal behavior in the work of the police. In April this year the state of Arizona enacted a new immigration law that allows the local police to arrest a person without a warrant if the officer has a probable cause to believe that the person is in the country illegally. The law makes it a state crime to be in the country illegally. The aim of this paper is to answer the question if the law can result in racial profiling and in that case, how. This is done by an analysis of the most important parts of the law and a description of what racial profiling means. A study on how racial profiling and human rights complies has also been made. My conclusion is that the outcome of Arizona’s new immigration law can result in racial profiling, but it’s hard to say for certain since the law is so new. Racial profiling is a form of racial discrimination and is prohibited under CERD, so if this law actually results in racial profiling the US has failed to fulfill their obligations under that international treaty. (Less)
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author
Radon Burman, Josefine LU
supervisor
organization
course
MRSG20 20101
year
type
L2 - 2nd term paper (old degree order)
subject
keywords
Racial profiling, Arizona's immigration law, human rights, mänskliga rättigheter, rasprofilering
language
Swedish
id
1608891
date added to LUP
2010-06-16 09:51:21
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2014-09-04 08:27:47
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  abstract     = {Racial Profiling is a phenomenon which does not have an accepted definition but most researchers use the term as the inappropriate use of race as an indicator of potential criminal behavior in the work of the police. In April this year the state of Arizona enacted a new immigration law that allows the local police to arrest a person without a warrant if the officer has a probable cause to believe that the person is in the country illegally. The law makes it a state crime to be in the country illegally. The aim of this paper is to answer the question if the law can result in racial profiling and in that case, how. This is done by an analysis of the most important parts of the law and a description of what racial profiling means. A study on how racial profiling and human rights complies has also been made. My conclusion is that the outcome of Arizona’s new immigration law can result in racial profiling, but it’s hard to say for certain since the law is so new. Racial profiling is a form of racial discrimination and is prohibited under CERD, so if this law actually results in racial profiling the US has failed to fulfill their obligations under that international treaty.},
  author       = {Radon Burman, Josefine},
  keyword      = {Racial profiling,Arizona's immigration law,human rights,mänskliga rättigheter,rasprofilering},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {"Living While Latino"- Begreppet rasprofilering, Arizonas nya immigrationslag och Mänskliga rättigheter},
  year         = {2010},
}