Implicit racial bias across the law / ed by Justin D Levinson and Robert J Smith.

Contributor(s): Levinson, Justin D Ed | Smith, Robert J EdPublisher: New York : Cambridge University Press, 2012Description: x, 270 pISBN: 9781107648180 (pbk.)Subject(s): Discrimination in justice administration-United States | Race discrimination-United States | Bias (Law)-United StatesDDC classification: 342.730 873 Online resources: Click here to access online
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Summary: "This book explores how scientific evidence on the human mind might help to explain why racial equality is so elusive"--Summary: "Implicit Racial Bias: A Social Science Overview Justin D. Levinson, Danielle M. Young & Laurie A. Rudman A little after 2 a.m. on the first day of 2009, San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit ("BART") Officer Johannes Mehserle arrived at the Fruitvale BART station after receiving reports of a fight on a train. Upon arrival at the station, he was directed by another officer to arrest Oscar Grant, who, along with other fight suspects, was sitting by the wall of the station. As Mehserle, who was joined by other officers, prepared to arrest Grant, Grant began to stand up, and Mehserle forced him to the ground face first. Another officer stood over Grant and uttered, "Bitch-ass n-." As Mehserle prepared to handcuff Grant, some eyewitnesses testified that Grant resisted by keeping his hands under his torso. Although Grant was laying face down and was physically restrained by another police officer at the time of his alleged resistance, Mehserle removed his department issued handgun from its holster and shot Grant in the back from point blank range. Grant died later that morning"--
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Introduction : racial desparities, social science, and the legal system / Justin D. Levinson -- Implicit racial bias : a social science overview / Justin D. Levinson, Danielle M. Young and Laurie A. Rudman -- Property law : implicit bias and the resilience of spatial colorlines / Michele Wilde Anderson and Victoria C. Plaut -- Criminal law : coloring punishment : implicit social cognition and criminal justice / Charles Ogletree, Robert J. Smith, and Johanna Wald -- Torts : implicit bias : inspired torts / Deana Pollard Sacks -- Employment law : implicit bias in employment litigation / Nancy Gertner and Melissa Hart -- Health law : cognitive bias in medical decision-making / Michele Goodwin and Naomi Duke -- Education law : unconscious racism and the conversation about the racial achievement gap / Charles R. Lawrence III -- Communications law : bits of bias / Jerry Kang -- Corporations law : biased corporate decision-making? / Justin D. Levinson -- Tax law : implicit bias and the earned income tax credit / Dorothy A. Brown -- Intellectual property : implicit racial and gender bias in right of publicity cases and intellectual property law generally / Danielle M. Conway -- Environmental law : a tale of two neighborhoods : implicit bias and environmental decision-making / Rachel D. Godsil -- Federal Indian law : implicit bias against native peoples as sovereigns / Susan K. Serrano and Breann Swann Nuuhiwa -- Capital punishment : choosing life or death (implicitly) / Robert J. Smith and G. Ben Cohen -- Reparations law : redress bias? / Eric K. Yamamoto and Michele Park Sonen.

"This book explores how scientific evidence on the human mind might help to explain why racial equality is so elusive"--

"Implicit Racial Bias: A Social Science Overview Justin D. Levinson, Danielle M. Young & Laurie A. Rudman A little after 2 a.m. on the first day of 2009, San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit ("BART") Officer Johannes Mehserle arrived at the Fruitvale BART station after receiving reports of a fight on a train. Upon arrival at the station, he was directed by another officer to arrest Oscar Grant, who, along with other fight suspects, was sitting by the wall of the station. As Mehserle, who was joined by other officers, prepared to arrest Grant, Grant began to stand up, and Mehserle forced him to the ground face first. Another officer stood over Grant and uttered, "Bitch-ass n-." As Mehserle prepared to handcuff Grant, some eyewitnesses testified that Grant resisted by keeping his hands under his torso. Although Grant was laying face down and was physically restrained by another police officer at the time of his alleged resistance, Mehserle removed his department issued handgun from its holster and shot Grant in the back from point blank range. Grant died later that morning"--

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