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Is there evidence or indication that the police force engages in ethnic profiling?

Key Area:
Policing - Law Enforcement - Justice
Racism, Discrimination
27/02/2012 - 14:14
Short Answer

While the Garda Síochána (Irish Police) deny that this is practiced in any way, research exists to show that there is some evidence that this practice occours in certain settings.

Qualitative Info

The Migrant Rights Centre of Ireland released a piece of exploratory research in 2011 which documented experiences of ethnic profiling by law enforcement, especially along the border between Northern Ireland and the Republuic of Ireland. This report is available here: 

Groups affected/interested Migrants, Refugees, Roma & Travelers, Muslims, Ethnic minorities, Religious minorities, Asylum seekers, Africans/black people, National minorities
Type (R/D)
Key socio-economic / Institutional Areas Policing - law enforcement, Anti-discrimination, Anti-racism
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