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Profiles, probabilities, and stereotypes

Profiles, probabilities, and stereotypes

  • ISBN: 9780674021181
  • Editorial: The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press
  • Lugar de la edición: Cambridge (MSS). Estados Unidos de Norteamérica
  • Encuadernación: Rústica
  • Medidas: 23 cm
  • Nº Pág.: 384
  • Idiomas: Inglés

Papel: Rústica
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This book employs a careful, rigorous, yet lively approach to the timely question of whether we can justly generalise about members of a group on the basis of statistical tendencies of that group. For instance, should a military academy exclude women because, on average, women are more sensitive to hazing than men? Should airlines force all pilots to retire at age sixty, even though most pilots at that age have excellent vision? Can all pit bulls be banned because of the aggressive characteristics of the breed? And, most controversially, should government and law enforcement use racial and ethnic profiling as a tool to fight crime and terrorism?.

Introduction: Painting with a Broad Brush
1. In Training with the Greeks
2. Pit Bulls, Golden Retrievers, and Other Dangerous Dogs
3. A Ride on the Blue Bus
4. Eighty-Year-Old Pilots and Twelve-Year-Old Voters
5. The Women of the Virginia Military Institute
6. The Profilers
7. The Usual Suspects
8. Two Cheers for Procrustes
9. Ships with Altered Names
10. The Generality of Law
11. Generality, Community, and the Wars of the Roqueforts
Coda: From the Justice of Generality to the Generality of Justice


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