Social Profiling

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Social profiling of homeless population by police and/or security services.

Social profiling refers to the use of a person’s social status (in this case, their homelessness) by police or security services as a key factor in determining whether or how to enforce laws.  The underlying principle of social profiling is that in understanding encounters between the police and homeless persons, it is their status of being homeless, real or presumed, rather than their criminality, that leads to the application of specific measures in a disproportionate manner.

Read the report: Social Profiling

Source: Homeless Hub