This post originated in a paper that Prof. William Press published in Significance.
Stop using racial profiling, says Professor William Press of The University of Texas at Austin.
He claims that as well as being politically and ethically questionable, racial profiling does no better in helping law enforcement officials in their task of catching terrorists than standard uniform random sampling techniques.
This is the topic of a paper in Significance, the magazine of the Royal Statistical Society and the American Statistical Association.
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