Can racial bias affect the outcome of our cases, even when decision makers are not consciously aware of it? A growing body of research shows that implicit bias is often an unacknowledged and powerful factor in the criminal justice system. In this session, participants will learn about the numerous ways in which implicit bias affects death penalty cases, from the police investigation, through trial, sentencing, and appeal. Participants will also learn about their ethical duties to understand and address racial bias.
Originally recorded at the Criminal Law Symposium in June 2019.