June 7, 2018 12 p.m. PST | Online Webcast | Tuition: Free
The criminal justice system and the judiciary face challenges in retaining and increasing the confidence of minority communities in sentencing decisions. This webcast will help judges evaluate their own sentencing for structural and implicit bias, and techniques they may consider employing to reduce any bias in sentencing.
After attending this webcast, judges will be able to:
- Identify data and evidence that some believe document the challenges that the judiciary face in maintaining and enhancing the confidence of minority communities;
- Identify the evidence and data that suggest to some that American sentencing is racially biased, along with legal and ethical considerations and constraints on judges that conclude that this position is supported; and
- Identify and explain measures that may counteract implicit and structural bias.