Implicit Bias and Policing

  title={Implicit Bias and Policing},
  author={Katherine B. Spencer and Amanda K. Charbonneau and Jack Glaser},
In a time when racial prejudice is generally taboo and decision makers, including law enforcement officials, strenuously disavow the use of group-based stereotypes to make judgments that affect others, one might expect discriminatory outcomes to be unusual. However, research repeatedly indicates that discrimination is pervasive across many domains, and specifically in policing. A major cause of biased policing is likely the implicit biases that operate outside of conscious awareness and control… CONTINUE READING