I just found an interesting article about the psychological roots of racial disparity in U.S. prisons. It was a study mostly about implicit bias: “A study of criminal prosecutions in Manhattan, put out by the Vera Institute of Justice earlier this year, found a person’s race to be “a statistically significant factor at every stage” of the process, “from setting bail to negotiating a plea deal to sentencing.” The Manhattan District Attorney, who opened the books to the researchers, promised “implicit bias” training for his staff to counteract unconscious prejudices that might be affecting their decisions. Now another study in the Criminal Justice Policy Review has used similar data in order to find patterns in prosecutions nationwide.”

This is also great info about understanding some of the reasons for the school to prison pipeline.


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