facial profiling

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Noun1.facial profiling - identification of criminals and terrorist by means of videotapes of their faces; "facial profiling is a new form of airport security"
act of terrorism, terrorism, terrorist act - the calculated use of violence (or the threat of violence) against civilians in order to attain goals that are political or religious or ideological in nature; this is done through intimidation or coercion or instilling fear
identification - evidence of identity; something that identifies a person or thing
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At Egyptian airports (as in Western airports), you would see bearded men undergoing a lengthy humiliating facial profiling from airport security.
Jase said that he was a victim of "facial profiling." Perhaps he was referring to the stereotyping of people with long facial hair as being homeless.
They have done so using a multidisciplinary, discursive approach in which they examine the meaning and implications of facial profiling in theory and practice.