Profiles, Probabilities, and Stereotypes
By (author) Frederick Schauer
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Profiles, Probabilities, and Stereotypes by Frederick Schauer
Book DescriptionThis 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?
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780674021181
(202mm x 128mm x 22mm)
Imprint: The Belknap Press
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publish Date: 2-May-2006
Country of Publication: United States
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Introduction to Legal Reasoning, Paperback (October 2013)
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Theory of Rules, Hardback (April 2011)» View all books by Frederick Schauer
Karl N Llewellyn was one of the founders and major figures of legal realism, and his many keen insights have a central place in American law and legal understanding. This book frames the development of Llewellyn's thinking and describes the difference between what rules literally prescribe and what is actually done.
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Author Biography - Frederick Schauer
Frederick Schauer is Frank Stanton Professor of the First Amendment at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University.
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