My point was that profiling is a fairly inaccurate tool for meting out justice.
I will choose to disagree. It can be quite accurate applied appropriately. A simplistic example that I am acutely aware of occured during my time in the service. While performing morning inspections of the barracks my drill sargeant found trash in a trash can (contrary to what one may think a trash can in a barracks SHOULD NOT contain trash at any time) since he did not have the time nor inclination to determine the exact identity of the offender but he did know it was a young male recruit under his charge he decided to drop the his entire platoon into the front leaning rest position and leave them there to consider the finer points of barracks room maintenance. I guarantee there was never trash in that trash can again. It even works when the offender(s) are known and repeated individual efforts fail. The same drill observed poorly made bunks on repeat occasions and as only one recruit per occupied said bunks the identity was known and corrective actions taken. That failing, the entire platoon was again given the opportunity to consider the failings of a few. In this case predjudicial profiling got the desired result, though we were sure not to leave any marks.
Profiling works quite well in my experience.