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Many studies have been made in the field of criminology, concluding that profiling is a necessary means for discovering and apprehending criminals. There are many different types of profiling and many people think of profiling differently; however, all types of profiling does work and is proven to help stop crime. This paper will explore the following: profiling and different forms of it, the closely related stop and frisk policy, different cities that have proven statistics that profiling does work, how airports are now profiling, and different serial killers that have been apprehended due to work from profilers.
9/11 led to a re-evaluation of racial profiling as a means of combating crime, and terrorism. Indeed, many people who have passed through American airports since the intensified post-9/11 screening procedures were put into place have complained about the seemingly absurd application of rigorous searching applied to young children, elderly couples, and other highly improbable threats to airplane security. Many commentators believe that more focused screening, especially t…