• The way you spell the words.
  • semantics
  • IS there a difference? They're pretty much the same thing to me.
  • Profiling is the use of statistics in order to select candidates effectively for the likelihood of fitting a certain set of criteria. For example, in New Jersey, it was long the practice to stop sh!tty vans with Florida plates being driven by Hispanics on the Turnpike or Parkway to search for drugs. Why? Because experience showed that this type of vehicle was overwhelmingly the most likely to contain drugs. Stereotyping would be to say, "Hispanics drive sh!tty vans with Florida plates" or "Hispanics are Drug Traffickers". Not based in fact, or necessarily true.
  • Profiling describes behaviors that may predict some characteristic or future behavior you are monitoring for various purposes. In high security areas, it serves a purpose, but requires a high degree of training to maintain a desirable level of effectiveness and fairness. It does not monitor by group or ethnicity. Stereotyping begins by identifying a group by some factor, observing or monitoring them in the hope/belief that you will identify a potential or actual criminal. These are just definitions. In reality, the lines are seldom neat and clean and the two terms become synonymous.
  • Stereotyping - Judging someone on the basis of one's perception of group to which that person belongs. Profiling - A form of stereotyping in which a group of individuals is singled out - typically on the basis of race or ethnicity - for intensive inquiry, scrutiny, or investigation. Source: OB by Stephen P. Robbins & Timothy A. Judge.
  • Profiling is the practice of identifying people who are more likely to be involved in criminal activity. Stereotyping is the practice of assuming (without an attempt to check your facts) that certain characteristics attach to certain types of people. The problem comes when profiling is done on the basis of inaccurate stereotypes. For example, after September 11, there were many people who argued that persons of Arab ancestry should be targeted for extra scrutiny at airports. The idea was that Arab Americans were more likely to be Muslim. And that Muslims were more likely to be violent extremists. In fact, most Arab Americans are Christians -- about 70% or so. They came to the United States in order to get away from persecution precisely because they are not Muslim. The overwhelming majority of Muslim Americans aren't Arab, they're black. But black Muslims are such a small percentage of the African American community overall that you can't use that racial characteristic as a basis for profiling either.
  • Profiling began as a behavioral science at Langley for identifying common behavioral, emotional and psychological characteristics for various types of individuals. It was not intended to target people on the basis of race, ethnicity, culture, customs, religious preference or social affiliations. For example, in a physical analysis of hand writing, is it possible to determine a persons views on family or child rearing without looking at content? Today the term "profiling" is bandied about freely and used out of its original context. Stereotyping is born out of conjecture, bias, subjective interpretation, prejudice and speculation. It is not based on quantifiable research.
  • Profiling is when the likelihood exists that a particular person would commit an unwanted act. Stereotying is when you're sure of it.
  • Ask the NJ State Troopers - they know all about profiling
  • 2-27-2017 If you are drawing public salary, it's profiling. If not, it's stereotyping.
  • Profiling is getting a set quantitative set of parameters to work within whereas stereotyping has nothing to do with profiling..

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