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.
The credits offered by this course count toward the CLE requirement of Criminal Procedure Rule 801, for appointment as defense counsel in a capital case.
IMPORTANT NOTE: The CLE Board indicates that you can earn all 18 of your capital case credits by distance education. However, for the general Pennsylvania CLE requirement of 12 credits per compliance year, only 6 can be earned by distance education per compliance year.