The aim of this project is to determine whether profiling is a valid tool for the state (and its security agencies) in fulfilling its obligation regarding the security of its citizens. The proposed research will include a critical review of literature examining the concept of profiling; its various types; its validity and reliability for the purposes of delivering national security in a non-discriminatory way as defined in Canadian human rights legislation; and its desirability encompassing such considerations as prudence, efficiency and morality. This review will consider the generalizing nature of profiling in the context of human rights and its degree of error when applied in particular cases. The review of literature will cover published and unpublished reports related to the above subject and will include known cases of profiling used in the course of security and policing activities.
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